Finally, my thoughts about books 2 and 3 which I read for the RIP Challenge!
I had chosen the easy route this year – reading two books (Peril the Second, as it’s called). But…I ended up reading three! The first book was The Story of Edgar Sawtelle and I wrote about it here.
The second book was The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson (published 2008, fiction, 480 pages, ISBN-10: 0385524943 & ISBN-13: 978-0385524940).
Wow! And I mean that in the most amazed sense of the word! This book has become one of my favorites and it has a little something for everyone! Interested in Japan? Lots about Japan here and a spooky story as well. Iceland and Vikings? Ditto. Medieval Italy? This book’s for you! Long ago England & Germany? Read it! Like love stories? It’s really what this book is all about…love. Intense, passionate, captivating…what are you waiting for! Go get this and read, read, read! I promise you won’t be disappointed!
And the third book was my first Neil Gaiman: The Graveyard Book (published 2008, fiction, 320 pages, ISBN-10: 0060530928 & ISBN-13: 978-0060530921)
I started this the day after finishing The Gargoyle (needed some time to digest that one first) and I couldn’t put it down once I started!!! I was so drawn to the character of Silas, of course, who became Bod’s caretaker…and I also loved the witch. I was thrilled to finally fall in love with a Gaiman book, since Carl raves about them so much (even though he won’t return the favor and read a Harry Potter book, but whatevs).
Thanks, Carl, for this challenge, and for turning me on to this book, which will take a honored place on my bookshelf!
OH!!! And I just found out Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab has done a perfume series based on The Graveyard Book! Check it out!!!