History Literature / TheGraveyardBook

5th Feb '17 1:14:52 PM Gosicrystal
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** Mr. Owens reveals that a girl he knew was the same way, one day liking him and the next day 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 day throwing an apple at him. Mrs. Owens insists that [[NoExceptYes [[DistinctionWithoutADifference "it was a pear"]].
20th Jan '17 7:06:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShoutOut: The Night-gaunts are one to the CthulhuMythos. However these Night-gaunts are friendly, and will help you to escape from the Ghouls.

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* ShoutOut: The Night-gaunts are one to the CthulhuMythos.Franchise/CthulhuMythos. However these Night-gaunts are friendly, and will help you to escape from the Ghouls.
6th Jan '17 8:34:49 AM buihuuduyet
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* TheAtoner: Silas. He admits to Bod at one time, he was ''worse'' than the Man Jack, which is why he joined the [[spoiler: the Honor Guard.]]

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* TheAtoner: Silas. He admits to Bod at one time, he was ''worse'' than the Man Jack, which is why he joined the [[spoiler: the Honor Guard.]]
17th Nov '16 1:17:09 PM Silverblade2
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''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.]]''

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''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids There ''There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.]]''
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30th Oct '16 9:20:48 PM dlchen145
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When a young boy's family is killed, he takes refuge in a graveyard. The dead there take him in, and dub him Nobody Owens (although his friends call him Bod). There, taken care of by a vampire, a werewolf and his adoptive (but dead) parents, Bod learns from the dead all the things he needs to know about life. But the world outside of the graveyard where he is sheltered is not a safe place. The people who killed his family are still out there, and they are searching for him. {{Badass}} ensues.

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When a young boy's family is killed, he takes refuge in a graveyard. The dead there take him in, and dub him Nobody Owens (although his friends call him Bod). There, taken care of by a vampire, a werewolf and his adoptive (but dead) parents, Bod learns from the dead all the things he needs to know about life. But the world outside of the graveyard where he is sheltered is not a safe place. The people who killed his family are still out there, and they are searching for him. {{Badass}} Badass ensues.
2nd Sep '16 7:09:34 AM MisterApple
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* SharedUniverse: WordOfGod says yes Liza Hempstock is connencted to the Hempstocks from Literature/TheOceanAtTheEndOfTheLane

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* SharedUniverse: WordOfGod says yes that Liza Hempstock is connencted connected to the Hempstocks from Literature/TheOceanAtTheEndOfTheLaneLiterature/TheOceanAtTheEndOfTheLane.
21st Aug '16 4:31:38 AM Vampireandthen
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** To clarify, they are named after their first meal, and prefer to pick noteworthy dinners.

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** To clarify, they are named after their first meal, and prefer to pick noteworthy dinners. This doesn't mean they killed the figures, as they could have just eaten their dead corpses. Which is pretty disturbing.
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.]]
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