The authorNeil Richard Gaiman born 10 November 1960 is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. Gaiman's writing has won numerous awards, including Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker, as well as the 2009 Newbery Medal and 2010 Carnegie Medal in Literature. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work. (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Gaiman) For more information on Neil Gaiman visit http://www.neilgaiman.com/The reviewI really enjoyed reading this book. I was not sure what to expect after reading the synopsis and I was afraid it was a hyped book and would disappoint me but that did not happen. The story starts of with some excitement and after calms down a bit. It is interesting to follow Bod's developments and I am surprised he is the way he is after all those different influences. There is not much you can say about the story this book without giving things away. The author did a great job in creating the characters. All the ghosts really have their own personality and quirks and you start to recognize them too. A very good book to read especially this month. And I am very curious about the possibilities of a movie.