History Literature / TheGraveyardBook

20th Jul '16 10:52:33 AM Oecchi
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* [[RecycledInSpace Recycled IN A GRAVEYARD!]]

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* [[RecycledInSpace Recycled IN A GRAVEYARD!]]RecycledInSpace: The story is essentially a retelling of ''Literature/TheJungleBook'', only it's set in a graveyard instead of a jungle.
24th Jun '16 10:00:36 PM Octorok103
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* DarkIsNotEvil: The ghosts are as kind as the living. [[spoiler: The vampire, werewolf, ifrit, mummy,and witch ghost are also nicer than they sound.]]

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* DarkIsNotEvil: The ghosts are as kind as the living. [[spoiler: The vampire, werewolf, ifrit, mummy,and mummy, and witch ghost are also nicer than they sound.]]



* InherentlyFunnyWords: Try to read this sentence in a sepulchural, blood-curdling voice: "Silas... consumed only one food, and it was not bananas." The last word totally undoes the chilling effect, and Neil Gaiman knows it.

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* InherentlyFunnyWords: Try to read this sentence in a sepulchural, sepulchral, blood-curdling voice: "Silas... consumed only one food, and it was not bananas." The last word totally undoes the chilling effect, and Neil Gaiman knows it.



* MeaningfulName



* NotUsingTheZWord: Or, in this case, the V word, as Silas is never explicitly called [[spoiler: a vampire]] in the text.

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* NothingIsScarier: The Sleer. All the narrative makes clear is that it's incredibly old, looks like an EldritchAbomination, desires to protect its master above all else, and suffers from a ''major'' case of BlueAndOrangeMorality.
* NotUsingTheZWord: Or, in this case, the V [[spoiler:V]] word, as Silas is never explicitly called [[spoiler: a vampire]] in the text.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Although the Sleer make several reappearances, we never do find out who their original master was...or indeed anything about him at all, except that he was alive so long ago that the plain where his treasures were buried has since become a hill, and that [[spoiler:the Jacks of All Trades have been seeking those treasures for a very long time.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Although the Sleer make several reappearances, we never do find out who their original master was... or indeed anything about him at all, except that he was alive so long ago that the plain where his treasures were buried has since become a hill, and that [[spoiler:the Jacks of All Trades have been seeking those treasures for a very long time.]]



* YouCantGoHomeAgain: [[spoiler: Bod was given the Freedom of the Graveyard so he could be safe from the Jacks of All Trades. But after their defeated, Bod doesn't need it anymore, and that mean he can't even ''see'' his friends and adopted family.]]

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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: [[spoiler: Bod was given the Freedom of the Graveyard so he could be safe from the Jacks of All Trades. But after their they're defeated, Bod doesn't need it anymore, and that mean he can't even ''see'' his friends and adopted family.]]
5th Jun '16 8:38:42 PM Observance
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Although the Sleer make several reappearances, we never do find out who their original master was...or indeed anything about him at all, except that he was alive so long ago that the plain where his treasures were buried has since become a hill.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Although the Sleer make several reappearances, we never do find out who their original master was...or indeed anything about him at all, except that he was alive so long ago that the plain where his treasures were buried has since become a hill.hill, and that [[spoiler:the Jacks of All Trades have been seeking those treasures for a very long time.]]
5th Jun '16 8:34:44 PM Observance
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* AncientConspiracy: [[spoiler:The Jacks of All Trades]] are a good example of this.
** And possibly [[spoiler:the Honour Guard]].

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* AncientConspiracy: [[spoiler:The Jacks of All Trades]] are a good example of this.
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this. And possibly [[spoiler:the Honour Guard]].Guard]]. The latter "protects the borders of things", but the motives of the former, if any there are any besides "continue existing", are unknown.
13th May '16 7:42:46 PM vifetoile
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* InherentlyFunnyWords: Try to read this sentence in a sepulchural, blood-curdling voice: "Silas... consumed only one food, and it was not bananas." The last word totally undoes it, and Neil Gaiman damn well knows it.

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* InherentlyFunnyWords: Try to read this sentence in a sepulchural, blood-curdling voice: "Silas... consumed only one food, and it was not bananas." The last word totally undoes it, the chilling effect, and Neil Gaiman damn well knows it.
13th May '16 3:14:25 PM vifetoile
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* InherentlyFunnyWords: Try to read this sentence in a sepulchural, blood-curdling voice: "Silas... consumed only one food, and it was not bananas." The last word totally undoes it, and Neil Gaiman damn well knows it.
5th Jan '16 2:04:02 PM DarkStarling
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* HistoricalInJoke: It's possible that Silas the Vampire, living in a central London Cemetery, is a reference to the Highgate Vampire from the 1970s. If so, Silas clearly outsmarted his pursuers.
13th Dec '15 8:34:56 AM Jayalaw
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* ChekhovsArmory: Eevery bit of the graveyard comes in handy when Bod has to outwit [[spoiler: the Jacks]]

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* ChekhovsArmory: Eevery Every bit of the graveyard comes in handy when Bod has to outwit [[spoiler: the Jacks]]
27th Oct '15 5:47:50 AM Jayalaw
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* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: Bod defeats the Man Jack and grows old enough to leave the graveyard, to explore the world to his liking. However, he no longer has a proper home and his childhood friend Scarlett has forgotten about him. Also, Mrs. Lupescu pulled a HeroicSacrifice to save him.]]

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* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: BittersweetEnding:[[spoiler: Bod defeats the Man Jack and grows old enough to leave the graveyard, to explore the world to his liking. However, he no longer has a proper home and his childhood friend Scarlett has forgotten about him. Also, Mrs. Lupescu pulled a HeroicSacrifice to save him.]]



* ChekhovsArmory: Eevery bit of the graveyard comes in handy when Bod has to outwit [[spoiler: the Jacks]]
** The overgrown part of the graveyard [[spoiler: serves as a natural trap for the first Jack, who has a silken cord.]]
** The ghoul gate sucks in [[spoiler: two of the Jacks, and Bod gives them a chance to live instead of getting crushed by the closing door]].
** The Sleer [[spoiler: "protects" Jack Frost as his master, dragging him into the earth]].
* ChekhovsSkill: Bod's ability to "fade," or turn invisible. [[spoiler: When Jack Frost corners him in the house, this ability buys him enough time to escape with Scarlet to the graveyard]].



** Mr. Owens reveals that a girl he knew was the same way, one day liking him and the next say throwing an apple at him. Mrs. Owens insists that [[NoExceptYes "it was a pear"]].

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** Mr. Owens reveals that a girl he knew was the same way, one day liking him and the next say day throwing an apple at him. Mrs. Owens insists that [[NoExceptYes "it was a pear"]].
11th Sep '15 7:31:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* WhoIsThisGuyAgain: Bod in school. See below.
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