Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman

Hey hey, I'm back with another book review and it's June already. Ramadhan's just around the corner and I totally can't wait. x3

Okay. Let's just move to the review, shall we?

Nobody Owens, or Bod, was only a baby when his whole family was murdered by a man named Jack. Bod managed to crawl his way out of the house before Jack could get to him and go to a graveyard uphill from his house.

Jack couldn't finish his job for when he got to the graveyard Bod was already got taken care of. Not in the way Jack wanted him to be, though.

Mistress Owens found Bod before any harm could get to him and she and her husband decided to adopt the baby. Although, there's  this one little thing. They're a couple of ghosts.

Initially, most of the ghosts objected the Owens' decision to keep the baby. I mean, how could ghosts take care of a human being, an alive human being? But they finally agreed to let the baby live inside the graveyard after Silas, the undead nor the living, volunteered to be the baby's guardian. Oh and also, 'the Lady who rode up on the Grey horse' said that the dead should have charity.

So, that's how Bod got to live and be raised in a graveyard.

Basically the book is about how a boy live and grow up and learn stuffs in a graveyard, surrounded by ghosts. Each chapter is a short story with a problem of its own as Bod growing up, like befriending an alive girl for a first time, making a tombstone for a witch ghost, opening a Ghoul's Gate. Bod's even got to experience school life, even though it was only for a short time.

Jack did come to kill Bod and finally finish his job, but the resolution is not very satisfying if you ask me.

All in all, the book is an easy read. The story flows like a bedtime story does as it makes me a bit sleepy and bored every time I read it. It took me a pretty long time to finish the book and I'm not actually loving the book as much as I thought I would, but the illustrations helps a bit. 

OH, one other thing, in the book, it was never mentioned what creature Silas is. Throughout the book, I was always thinking that he was a vampire, but I'm still not so sure. Has anyone read the book? Can somebody tell me what he is?

Hmm, that's very much it, I guess.

Until later, peeps.


Cella said...

aahh,pengen belii! Kayaknya menarik deh. Biasa bukunya si Neil Gaiman bagus-bagus. :D

Cella said...

Oiya, i tagged youu. diisi ya kalo lagi males bikin postingan panjang-panjang. heheheeeee

Andita Budhi Utami said...

Aw thanks for the tag.. Kayaknya asik, I'll do it asap. Semoga gak lupa, hehe.. :3

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