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Ooh - I looked at it and sweated a little about the price - and decided that the kids and new school uniforms and music lessons etc come first (and I already got my birthday present - the Interworld signed hardback thingy!) So, never mind. I can wait (not!).

There was an email someone sent me about a snake this size which was after some sheep - it was caught on an electric fence - scary!

Great pic though!


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Oh and did you know you can try to win a copy at Subterranean Press with your own epitaph? (maybe I should keep quiet - there are far too many witty dudes in here to compete with)


I looked at that, too, but I decided that I'd never come up with anything witty enough to stand out. I'll just have to wait. Razz


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ooo i hadnt heard a new book was coming out. i willl look forward to this. my current fav is still american gods.


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Hello all. Haven´t been browsing this forum for a long time. After "Fragile Things" knew the next book wouldn't be for me. Now eagerly awaiting this Graveyard Book. "To buy" list for sure. As any Gaiman novel.

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Oh, does that mean it won't be suitable for a ten year old?


Having just finished it, I can say it truly depends on the 10-year old. My 10-year old would be rather terrified by it. She has a very vivid imagination though & would really internalize it. That said however, I think she has some friends who would be very capable of saying, "this is fiction- this will not happen to me." But my daughter doesn't do scary & certainly there are some truly frightening moments in this book. I would say that if you have any questions, read it yourself first (it's a fantastic book) & then see what you think for your own child.
 
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I cannot wait for this book!
But I'm a bit confused...I was searching for Gaiman stuff on Amazon & found what appears to be 2 versions of the Graveyard Book, one illustrated by Dave McKean & one by
Chris Riddell. The McKean one is rather expensive! Anyone know why this might be?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Graveyard-Book-Neil-Gaiman/dp/1...d=1216254100&sr=1-90

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Graveyard-Book-Neil-Gaiman/dp/0...d=1216254100&sr=1-90


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I think (although I'm most likely wrong, so keep that in mind) that one version is an "adult" version and the other is a "children's" version.

I vaguely remember Neil saying something about two different covers or version in his journal a while back, so you may want to trawl that for more info.



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Maeve is correct! shocking. Razz

the Riddell version is for kids; the McKean one's for adults. although I rather doubt Mr. Neil will be insulted if you turn that on its head for whatever reason.


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Reading now. Yummy.


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I've got mine on order but now I am not sure if it's the adult or the kid's version. Will check with Barnes and noble. When it comes to his books I just can't get enough!
 
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evidently the kids version is not available to order in the u.s. So I am getting the adult version. But may order kids version from uk along with Odd and the Frost Giant.
 
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Dual releases - the great financial drain!

If they're really smart, they'll issue a slipcase that fits both editions side by side.
 
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I've ordered the deluxe slip case version from Amazon.co.uk.
the Gaveyard Book (special edition).
 
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I can't wait for it to come out i didn't know until now that Neil Gaiman was coming out with a new novel and i just finished Anasi boys and Coraline, so i can't wait to read this new one. It sounds like an amazing story. My personal favorite is stardust though and i hope it is as great as that.
 
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Got to wait over another month for mine. Hallowe'en can't come quick enough!


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I'm going to get my copy at Columbia University Big Grin Presigned! I'm going to hug it!
 
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Hello,
I just wanted to say that "The Graveyard Book" is fantastic. It's a return to the type of subtlety, cleverness and unpredictability that marked the 'Sandman' series and standout works like '1602' and 'Stardust'. This is Mr. Gaiman's territory. A flawless work that begs many sequels.
Here's hoping it's nothing like 1602 (but that's a discussion for another thread, one I'm sure we've already had). I'm all for subtlety, cleverness, and unpredictability, especially from Neil, so I'll be finding this at my local dealer when the time (and pocketbook) is right. Now to see if I can get to a signing! Big Grin


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by the time Mr. Neil's reading was finished Saturday, the copies of The Graveyard Book were sold out! it was nuts. I wish I'd thought to get mine before the reading. Frown

tomorrow, though.


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My copy shipped out a couple of days ago. I shouldn't-ve cheaped out and payed for the next-day shipping. Now I must wait till tomorrow or monday to recieve it! Eek
 
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Got a copy this afternoon, sat out on my balcony with a cup of coffee, and finished it about an hour (the book, not the coffee. In fact, I never even touched my cup.) Then I re-read it. Twice. I was so engrossed that:

1) I didn't get to taste my coffee at all and had to toss an ice cold cup down the drain

2) I didn't realize that it had gotten dark outside, and I was reading with my book held up to the light coming out of my living room, and

3) My toes were frozen from the cold (and because I was spooked by the book)

I haven't been this thrilled since American Gods. I'd always thought that if I were to be sent to a deserted island with only one book, I'd bring American Gods with me. Now, I might have to get on my knees to beg to bring [1]The Graveyard Book[/I] too.

The book is utterly brilliant. Spooky, funny, touching, simple-yet-so-profound all at the same time. I'm still floating - reader's high, I guess.

Thanks, Mr. Gaiman, for writing such a gorgeous book. I hope you write more stories of Bod's adventures - I haven't been so invested in a book character since Shadow.
 
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