No one does creepy and surreal quite like Neil Gaiman. So its easy to see why his latest book is so hotly anticipated -- and so far, its received glowing reviews from Peter S. Beagle (who wrote The Last Unicorn) and Holly Black (co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles).
The Graveyard Book (a deliberate riff on Rudyard Kiplings Jungle Book) follows the story of Bod, aka Nobody, a boy who has grown up in a graveyard since the murder of his family. The dead agree to watch after Bod -- who, after all, is still in danger. Every Man Jack, who killed Bods sleeping family and still seeks Bods death, is a murderous mystery whose presence threatens Bods very existence.
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Gaiman reads from The Graveyard Book this evening at 6:30 p.m. at Unity of Boulder Church, 2855 Folsom Avenue in Boulder, as part of the Boulder Book Stores 35th anniversary celebrations. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the Boulder Book Store (1107 Pearl Street, Boulder) or by calling 303-447-2074. Visit www.boulderbookstore.com for more information.
Tue., Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m., 2008