Saturday, November 1, 2008

Weekly Geek 23

This week the Geekers are asked to re-visit a favourite previous Weekly Geek.
Scanning the archives at I found this one: for Weekly Geeks 12, that I had a lot of fun with first time around.

It's a timely one for me to repeat as well, as I've just finished two books this week and I'm going to do this instead of reviewing them.

1) is Kaimira Book 1: The Sky Village by Nigel and Monk Ashland, a YA novel set in a troubled post-war future. Mei and Rom live on opposite sides of the world but are able to communicate through The Tree Book. Mei is travelling with The Sky Village: a village of interconnected hot-air balloons, while Rom is battling to keep himself and his sister Riley safe in Las Vegas. The official website is here:
2) is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. There are many, many great reviews of this book out there, including Dewey's at and Nymeth's at so instead of adding my own, I'm opening the floor to questions. Suffice to say, I loved it and want to stroke it and pat it, and keep it as a pet and carry it with me everywhere. I'm pretty sure it's my favourite book of 2008.
So, there you go. Ask away Weekly Geeks (please? pretty please? _ remember: comments = love).


Ali said...

OK, I'll bite. I've heard great things about The Graveyard Book and Neil Gaiman in general, but the idea of a boy raised in a graveyard by dead people just does not appeal. Should I read it anyway? How much of a creepiness factor is there?

naida said...

Great pick for WG.
For Kaimira Book 1, what made you read this book? How would you rate it? Do you recommend it?

Dewey said...

Which characters did you love best in The Graveyard Book, and why?