The Graveyard book
After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.
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. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family...
Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages. (Source)
My first fiction read in a long long time. Like many other books on this blog, the source of motivation for buying The Graveyard Book was Tim Ferriss Show and specifically his ad for Audible. I decided to get the print version, instead of my usual kindle purchases, and boy was I happy to discover Shakespeare and Company in Paris. Reading this book was great fun and a good masterclass about quality storytelling. Neil also inspired my old-new doodle character.