Gaiman's Graveyard Book video tour finishes, book hits #1 on NYTimes YA bestseller list

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5 Responses to “Gaiman's Graveyard Book video tour finishes, book hits #1 on NYTimes YA bestseller list”

  1. Johnny Cat says:

    I’m all for pre-Roman ghosts haunting the kid-lit scene! Sounds like my bachelor party.

  2. Takuan says:

    suffer the little children to come unto me

  3. Karl Elvis says:

    I was at the Palo Alto, CA reading of Chapter five (sitting directly behind the camera, so the video is exactly my viewpoint).

    Neil’s a fabulous reader, a funny, entertaining speaker, and I would happily have paid to see him (the reading was free, at least in palo also). I would have liked to hear him go for another two hours.

    He also showed exclusive clips from the ‘Coraline’ movie, which is looking to be absolutely stunning.

    I can’t wait to read Graveyard Book, but I can’t pry it from my daughter’s hands.

  4. Sekino says:

    That’s great news!! My better half and I have been listening to every chapter until the last one tonight. It was a beautiful, heartfelt story, as usual for Neil Gaiman.

    Nobody takes me back to those mysterious and flavourful childhood years like Neil Gaiman.

    Thank you!

  5. medra42 says:

    Have to say I’m baffled by the popularity of this book, given that the release date was so near Prathett’s Nation. I’ve read both, and forgotten most of The Graveyard Book. Nation, on the other hand, has stuck a little something in the back of my mind.

    Especially for teens, Nation is far more intelligent, thought provoking, and, I thought, contains far fewer slow, boring scenes with nothing to contribute to plot.

    I feel like Neil’s been in decline since Coraline and American Gods, which seemed to make assertions and have implications, even if the latter was intolerably slow moving at many points. Anansi Boys and The Graveyard Book feel more like collections of Neil Gaiman scenes than collected Neil Gaiman novels.

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