The Graveyard Boy

No one does creepy and surreal quite like Neil Gaiman. So it’s easy to see why his latest book is so hotly anticipated -- and so far, it’s 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 Kipling’s 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 Bod’s sleeping family and still seeks Bod’s death, is a murderous mystery whose presence threatens Bod’s very existence.

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 Store’s 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

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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