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This book is wonderful. If you're having problems finding it at a bookstore I'd suggest going to a local comic shop. Mine had it up right next to the Absolute Sandman editions.

It's well worth hunting down.
 
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Just finished it. And what can I say except *flail* AWESOMENESS!!! Big Grin
God, I love this book! *hugs her cheap-ass paperback copy*
 
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Despite the Borders computer thingy telling me most emphatically that the book really was in the store, probably in the Independent Reader section, I utterly failed to find the book or someone who worked there.



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I just bought it today. I have not had a chance to read any of it yet. Smile


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Originally posted by Maeve:
Despite the Borders computer thingy telling me most emphatically that the book really was in the store, probably in the Independent Reader section, I utterly failed to find the book or someone who worked there.


I had a hard time finding it, too, but I finally found a Borders staff-person who was not useless. it was kinda hidden amongst other releases; definitely no stand for it, and only two days after the release date! I don't get it.


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It's a great children's book. Far from adult content in this age.I have donated it to the rugrats' library.
Not what I expected ,but I don't regret reading it.

I can see how it started on the fourth chapter originally.

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am so confused!

Just read the blog today and it mentions a childs version and adult version of the Graveyard book.

But when I went to Barnes and noble here in Oceanside Ca, I was told with a look of disdain on the clerks face when I asked if the Large print book was the adult version, "It's a child's book!"

So please fill me in on the reality of this. I had to search for the one copy that I managed to find at Barnes and Noble as was. I felt like a book junkie frantically looking for the book to get my Gaiman fix!

I am going through one of those I can't read enough phases. There is now a stack of 6 books that I am alternating between because if I read a depressing book, like Blindness, straight thru, I have a tendency to feel like I am living the book. (does anyone else have that happen to them).

Now with the graveyard book I am reading it slowly because I love it so much and probably will begin the book all over again when I finish the final chapter. Like listening to a favorite song over and over again.
 
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liltih - I could be wrong, but I believe the only difference is in the cover illustrations, not the content of the book.



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yes, it is the cover and illustrations that change.


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Nice read.
I enjoyed it. It did not blow me away as much as some of Neil's earlier work but a good solid read just the same.
As usual Neil leaves a few things up to our imaginations.
It was frustrating with American Gods, at times, but I do like they way he refuses to spell out everything. I have not done this yet but I plan on doing a little research and see how many of the ideas in this book were drawn from lore and mythology.

I fail to see how this is a 'rugrat book'. It would depend on the child but in general I would not recommend it for any child under 13 or 14.


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I lent my copy to a coworker who is already a Gaiman fan, and she loved it. Lent it to another coworker who's new to Gaiman. I've previously lent Stardust and American Gods to her, and I'm looking forward to her feedback on this one. Trying to decide which one I'm going to lend her after this. Probably Neverwhere. Though maybe Good Omens..... tricky.

As much as I enjoyed Coraline, I would rate Graveyard Book much higher.


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Those are both good reads ...I would lean towards Neverwhere first then hit them up with Good Omens.
Sounds like your a pusher, hahaha, the first book is always free!
I liked Graveyard Book but found it a bit tame. Considering the same writer wrote the bridge scene in Neverwhere and the story in FRAGILE THINGS about (i seem to have forgotten the title) his long lost friend that he met in a coffee shop diner. The description of the cat scene alone still gives me the HE-BA-GEE-BEES.
I'm not knocking GAIMAN but a little bit more of advertising on the book being a children's story would of been nice.
Before anybodies panties get in a bunch, I am not trying to say anything bad about GAIMAN.
Overall did you get what you expected ? OR were you pleasantly surprised about the story?

I did not get what I expected and was pleasantly surprised.
But I will suggest many other GAIMAN books to casual readers before giving them GRAVEYARD bOOK.
I questioned a rugrat, on as far as the rat has read, about the book. The answer 'is jack like a clown or something like jack in the box?'.
Oh yeah and another thing what does GAIMAN have against TRUMAN?
 
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honestly, I didn't find it as scary as I thought it would be. but I don't mind that one way or another, and I'm hard to scare, anyway. I thought the book was very wise. I loved the chapter on the Danse Macabre.


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I got this today, read it, loved it and am getting it next week for a freind and her kids. It's too good to keep to myself but no way am I giving up my copy.


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(Hello and welcome, Hageltoast!)


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I loved it. I have a theory that great books have great opening lines and this one certainly did. I especially loved The Danse Macabre.

I like this one more than Coraline, which I really enjoyed (especially Neil's reading of it). I think it is deeper but, as someone mentioned, it is more YA and Coraline is more middle grades. Anyway, wonderful book!


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My son and I both devoured the book, it was so good! Big Grin

It certainly does not deserve to be tucked away in the children's section, but I suppose it's better to expose kids to good writing early. Y'know, establish those high standards at a young age.

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I'm re-reading it, and I never re-read books!

It's a good curl-up-with-a-flashlight-under-the-covers book.


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i very very enjoyed this. as people have already said, it beats coraline, and i LOVE coraline. hearing neil read just a bit of it, live, means i can hear him reading all of it, which is wonderful!


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It was an excellent book. Apart from American Gods and the Sandman series, I would also say it is my favourite book too. You definitely could hear Neil's voice throughout the entire thing, and I actually want to see more of Bod's adventures too -- if that is still at all possible.

Positively awesome read.


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