So this has been a fun weekend. Nashville’s status has been changed from CITY to LAKE after major storms/flooding. That is NOT awesome.
But this post is titled SPREAD THE AWESOME (an event organized by the lovely Elana Johnson).
And so I shall endeavor to do that.
Just the name makes some authors a little swoony. It evokes dark corners, phantom cities, button eyes, nightmares and wolves and gods and things that go bump. And graveyards.
The Graveyard Book is one of my absolute favorites. To me, it was the perfect combination of Gaiman’s talents. His wicked imagination paired with an incredibly distilled, and wonderfully realized story. It’s one of those books that slips in behind you like a second shadow. Some books cling, or dig their nails in, or nag, but not this one. It just lingers. You read it and it’s there and it never fully leaves.
Read it. It’s worth it. It’s lovely and dark and seemingly simple but not at all. It’s clever and touching and I hope that if you do read it, it will slip in to your life, too. It might be subtle, but that’s okay. I don’t really know how to explain my love of the book more than that. I don’t want to bog it down with analysis, try to excavate reasons. Instead, I’ll simply say – read it.
Want even more awesome?
You can find the links to ALL the reviews up today HERE.
And next in line, Michelle McLean is looking at the House of Night series on her blog HERE.