Saturday, February 4, 2017

[Graphic Novel Review] The Graveyard Book Vol. 2 by Neil Gaiman

the graveyard book graphic novel volume 2 review

I'm so happy to have gotten the chance to read volume two so quickly after reading the first. Check out my review for The Graveyard Book Vol. 1.

The Graveyard Book Volume 2 by Neil Gaiman


The graveyard book graphic novel book photo


Just like I said for the first, this second volume was an excellent graphic novel adaptation! I thought that the storyline of the book was captured so wonderfully. This second volume picks up a while after the Macabray dance, and Bod is now eleven years old.

I absolutely loved the illustrations of Bod at school. He's extra cheeky!


The artwork in this volume followed the same format as the first- each chapter was illustrated by a different artist. I enjoyed the first chapters art, but didn't really care for chapter two and three. The second chapter seemed more artsy than a typical comic, if that makes any sense. But still on some panels, the detail just seemed to be lacking

For comparison, here are illustrations of Silas in each of the three chapters:



My favorite passages:

You're alive, Bod. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything. If you change the world, the world will change.

Fear is contagious. You can catch it.

If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.

if you dare nothing neil gaiman quote

My final thoughts: 

Again, I would have given this volume a full 5 stars if it weren't for the varying artist styles... But I had to stick with 4 stars. However, I would still highly recommend this graphic novel! I had so much fun reading it!

Thanks for reading!

I've now read three graphic novels by Neil Gaiman; the two Graveyard Book volumes and Coraline. Which graphic novel do you think I should read next?
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