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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
My son happens to be reading The Graveyard Book right now, and I keep peeking over his shoulder. The Graveyard Book has one of my very favorite opening lines:
There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.
Just seeing the opening pages makes me realize I’m overdue for a re-read.
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14 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: The Graveyard Book”
This book has been in my TBR list for quite some time now. It’s high time I read it.
Thanks! I really love this book, and now that my son is reading it, it’s making me really impatient for a re-read. 🙂
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I haven’t read the Graveyard Book yet, but I read the short story that came out before that and absolutely loved it. It’s so sweet 🙂
Which short story? Is it a part of The Graveyard Book?
No, it was a part of an anthology. I think it was the first chapter or a few of the fisrt chapters. Can’t remember the title and I don’t have the book at hand at th emoment.
Oh, the title of the Anthology mihgt have beeb “M is for magic”. Not sure.
Ah, okay. I don’t have that one, but I should track it down.
I love this book! Excellent choice for this time around.
Thanks! I love it too. 🙂
Quite a strong quote – atmospheric and attention holding.
It’s stuck with me for years!
That first line really gives me the chills. I’ve never read Neil Gailman, but that quote really makes me want to give him a go!
Sinead @ Less Reality More Books
His writing is so wonderful! I hope you check out some of his books. 🙂
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