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Monday, April 8, 2013

G is for The Graveyard Book . . . and Gowan (A to Z Challenge)

The A to Z Challenge is a daily meme posting every day (except Sundays) in April. Check out the list of 1500+ participants below and follow along for 26 days (and 26 letters) of fun. The 2-letter code after each blog name may help narrow your choices - (BO) is Books, (WR) is Writing, (PH) is Photography . . . and, if you're concerned about those NSFW pages, (AC) is Adult Content.

For my theme, I'm going with a little author/title alliteration.

Today's challenge post is brought to you by the letter G, as in Neil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book. Anybody who has spent much time wandering around the ruins will know that I generally shy away from YA titles. However, Gaiman is one of those crossover authors that I cannot get enough of, kind of the literary equivalent of Tim Burton. I was first introduced to Gaiman through his collaboration with Terry Pratchett on Good Omens, which is probably the funniest book about the apocalypse you'll ever read. The Graveyard book was a creepy book of odd, melancholy humour, and one I look forward to reading with my son when he gets a bit older.

As an added bonus, to borrow an idea from several bloggers I've been visiting on the challenge, I've included a little musical accompaniment for the day, courtesy of Gowan. While A Criminal Mind and Strange Animal both have great videos, there's something about the 'epic' look of Moonlight Desires that demanded I give it the challenge feature.



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4 comments:

  1. I read Good Omens a very long time ago as a massive Pratchett fan, but never got round to reading more Neil Gaiman books. I must address that! This sounds great, thanks for the tip.

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  2. I've read a couple Gaiman books, but not that one.

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  3. Gaiman has been recommended to me a few times, but I haven't gotten around to checking him out. Thank you for the reminder. I think I will look him up soon.

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    SiouxsiesMusings

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  4. I still haven't read any Gaiman at all. I'm terrible.

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