This has absolutely nothing to do with skepticism but I have to post it because I am in love with Neil Gaiman. I would marry him if we weren’t both already married to other people. And, oh yeah, if we actually knew each other.
Neil’s got an online book tour going on, where you can catch all of the stops on the tour for The Graveyard Book (I’ll be at the stop next Tuesday night in Boulder!), and if you watch all of the segments, by the end of the tour, you’ll have seen and heard Neil read the entire book. Very cool, but buy a copy any way.
Here’s the skinny from Amazon:
Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy.
He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead.
There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy-an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer.
But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jackâ€”who has already killed Bod’s family. . . .
Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced hisÂ New York TimesÂ bestselling modern classic coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, the graveyard book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.