Friday, September 25, 2009

The Graveyard Book

I JUST finished The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaimen! I have two other reviews to write, books I finished on my trip but since I just finished this one and have the time I thought I'd write this one first.

Neil Gaimen is a master storyteller. This one is the story of a baby that ends up without a family & raised in a Graveyard. It's more than that, too. It's a mystery and a coming of age story. A story of longing and maturity. I love how Neil Gaimen can create these magical, extremely creative environments that surround his stories so completely, engolfing the reader in the surreal.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Lovely, wonderful, moving...

I finished this on my trip, sorry it's taken soooo long to post but this is my life, now!

Someone Knows my Name by Lawrence Hill was a wonderful read, so moving and delicious. I could not get enough of it and even neglected my 6 month old child to get to the book. Okay, not really, but I tried. To follow the narrators story was like living in someone's else's shoes. Her spirit was so strong in times that weren't meant for strong women of color, it's surprising that a man wrote this novel.
Read it, and weap.