As October turns to November, I hope you’re enjoying Witch Week as hosted by Lizzie Ross – she’s put together a wonderful array of posts on the theme of “Gothick.”
Today’s treat is a discussion of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. I was so happy to get to participate, along with Lizzie and two of my other favorite blogging friends, Chris of Calmgrove and Jean of Howling Frog Books. We had a long and fascinating discussion over Google Docs, which Lizzie has edited down for your reading pleasure.
In this dark time, Gaiman’s tales of life in the graveyard held a curious kind of reassurance for us. I hope you’ll read more about what we found there.
4 thoughts on “Witch Week: The Graveyard Book”
I really enjoyed our wide-ranging conversation, Lory, and think Lizzie has done well to distill the to-and-fro in a way that loses none of the logic and nuance. It certainly deepened my respect for Gaiman’s skills as a writer and chronicler of human hopes and fears, prejudices and passions.
Agreed, it was a super discussion and brought more out of the book than I ever could have imagined by myself.
My husband loved it, I need to read it. I have loved all the other books I read by Gaiman, or rather that I listened to, he’ such an amazing narrator too
Read this, you will love it! Or listen to it — I’m not an audiobook person, but I’m sure this would be fantastic with Gaiman as narrator.