Sunday, 2 November 2008

Neil Gaiman II: The Graveyard Book

What a pleasant story this is for children of any age over about seven, and any adults sensible enough to want to carry on reading very ingenious, very well-written stories. Murder, witchcraft, loss and difficult moral decisions. Things not being what they seem. Putting your trust in apparently dodgy figures. Discovering that respectable, well-behaved people are wicked.
Neil Gaiman is the Perrault, the Aesop, the Grimm Brothers, the Hans Christian Anderson de nos jours.