Friday, March 6, 2009

The Graveyard Book

The first book for Chimera Book Group is The Graveyard book by Neil Gaiman. Available at your local library, bookshop or Amazon.

The Graveyard Book is the story of Nobody "Bod" Owens a normal boy who escaped the grisly murder of his family and has gone to live in a graveyard. Bod is being raised and educated by some of the things that go bump in the night. Learning life lessons from those that lack it.

The cover art and illustrations by Chris Riddell are wonderfully macabre and inspiring. an the book itself is filled with spirits, ghosts, friendship, witches, menacing humor, and did I mention there is a murderer on the loose? Will Bod live long enough to grow into a man?

I think its the perfect choice for this budding book group and can lead us on to darker things. Come along to our next meeting (Tuesday at 7:30 at Chimera, Ripley) or pick up the book and read along with the blog, and join our Facebook page "Chimera Book Group".


  1. How long do I have to read it?

  2. a month or so... after this book we may have several choices for the next book... I have only read the first few pages so far.

  3. This looks interesting, I love Chris Riddell
    (I am a big fan of the edge chronicles) I might see if I can get a copy :)

  4. i'm really desperate to get this book but according to the bookshop it's only in hardback right now in uk.
    i refuse to buy HB as i read in bed and find paperbacks more comfortable to read.

    neil gaiman is my favourite writer.