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Dig The Graveyard Book

It is not a writerly book, with the longing sighs or affected folskyisms of Garrison Keillor. It isn’t a book that makes the reader want to be A Writer, but rather, a book that makes the reader glad to have read. It isn’t a significant book, but it isn’t insignificant either. It isn’t difficult to read, but it is difficult to put down.

If you’re looking for a book that you can actually enjoy reading, pick up a copy of The Graveyard Book, a longer work by Neil Gaiman, the author of Coraline. Neither one of these books is really for children, by the way, at least not young children, though they’ve won awards for children’s literature. They have some really creepy elements in them, so that I wouldn’t recommend them for kids less mature than an emotionally sturdy eleven year-old.

On the other hand, these books also present psychological dangers to stuffy-minded adults.

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