Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Teaser Tuesday: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!   
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book - Bloomsbury

“Does it work? Are they happier dead?”
“Sometimes. Mostly, no. It’s like the people who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. If you see what I mean.”
 -- Chapter 4

There were people you could hug, and then there was Silas.
-- Chapter 5

I'm about halfway through The Graveyard Book and I'm enjoying it immensely. It's got illustrations as well - even in my ebook edition - of important scenes accompanying the text. The reader follows the story of the boy Nobody Owens: from escaping a murder to his life on the graveyard, were he lives with his adopted ghost parents and his guardian Silas. I especially like Silas' silent, clipped nature and wonder what kind of creature he is. And then there's still the threat of the man Jack who wants to finish what he started at the beginning of the book ...

I think I'll indulge my curious nature and go find out what happens next. :)
What's your current read? Tease us in the comments.


Karen and Gerard said...

Sounds good, glad you are enjoying it. Great teaser!

Here's ours: http://www.ourstack.blogspot.com/2012/09/tuesday-teasers-3-for-you.html

Naomi Hop said...

Thanx for the teaser, sounds fun!! Hope you enjoy the reat of the book!!

Here’s My TT
Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been wanting to read this author...great teasers.


Anonymous said...

I really like this book a lot and it is one of my favorites by this author. Here's mine: http://whatsontheshelf.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/teaser-tuesday-25/

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