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Mr. Neil said Neil Jordan will be writing and directing a film version of The Graveyard Book....


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I just hope the accents of the actors they get match his nice ones- I can't imagine Scarlett without her brogue,

Brogue (singular?), why does she only have one shoe?
I only hope that it is better realised than Johnny and the Dead, but given it will be a movie budget and not British telly it should look OK.
 
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Would it be terribly rude of me to point out that the Newbery Award is misspelled on the forum header? It's niggling at me every time I see it. Frown


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I prefer to live in a country that's small, and old, and where no one would ever have the NERVE to wear a cape in public, whether they could leap tall buildings in a single bound or not.

the parrot... ...gets tiresome.
the parrot... ...i ate him.


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aaaaaand it's back! Weird!


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HAHAH!!! I'm so not a children's librarian Razz

It should be fixed now.


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Neil will be talking about The Graveyard Book on the Colbert Report on Monday!
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Spread the news, people!
 
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This book was just great! Ii was so addicted! Neil has an amazing talent for dark humor and an uncanny ability to make things that should be a bit morbid quite enjoyable and unique...which I LOVE!!! I too, was sad when the book ended, as I have been with all Gaiman's other works as well. I am a little late starting on some of the novels, but I am getting ready to start the American Gods audio book...I can't wait. I have also told everyone I know about The Graveyard Book. But I am always a little disappointed when Neil doesn't narrate. He does and amazing job! I just listened to InterWorld and I have to admit, I did miss his reading it quite a bit.
 
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The sense of loss at the end of the book, a very real sense of growing up and the loss of childhood. No more being able to see in the dark, no more fading, or dreamwalking, and loosing your first "love" and loss of parents all in what seems almost to quick. Your stuck in the real "drab" world now, wiser with the knowledge, but a heavier heart.
 
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Maybe late, maybe in the wrong thread (you think I actually pay attention to what's going on around here? :P), here's the hulu.com link for Neil on the Colbert Report.

Neil's one of the few authors that can banter with Colbert without getting overwhelmed by him.

And what's with the suit?
 
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There's a thread for the Colbert Report appearance in Thoughts About Neil.


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This book IS wonderful, but... Leaving Bod with a blank slate (as far as friends and home are concerned) was a bit on the cruel side. Even worse, the reader was left with nothing except a vague assurance that Bod would be OK. Bod's encounters with the real world have all ended badly. Who's to say he wouldn't be a misfit for the rest of his life? There's no easing into the "real world" for him. He doesn't know most of the things other kids his age would know. If he "is" himself around others, he will be thought "weird" or a "freak".

Sorry, the last chapter was a complete disappointment. Newbery or not, I would not recommend this book to a child (nor an Adult either).
 
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So it's a wonderful book that you wouldn't recommend to anyone... Oh. kay. A little wierd, that thought.

Personally I like the idea of life for the living, his movement throughout is an elegantly sustained metaphor - and this is hardly the only story where the hero rides off into the sunset, to an uncertain future.

Which is kind of the point of a coming of age story, unless I've missed my mark. The story told helps equip our hero with the tools that will allow him to make his mark (or not) in the world. We can feel good about his future because he is a good man, not because he has a good family.

And speaking of missing the mark - do you really think it's a good thing that kids should bury their essences deep and conform for fear of labels?


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A book enjoyed by humans, monkeys and littlestormys


if it's good enough for them ...

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I prefer to live in a country that's small, and old, and where no one would ever have the NERVE to wear a cape in public, whether they could leap tall buildings in a single bound or not.

the parrot... ...gets tiresome.
the parrot... ...i ate him.


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I absolutely love the book. I enjoyed every chapter, every word, every picture that was created in my head, and those of Mr. McKean.
 
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