以上都是The Graveyard Book|在设定上吸引人的地方，是英国小说家尼尔盖曼写的一本带着神秘色彩的小说。
After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.
Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family...
Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.
Bod名字的起源是he looks like nobody but himsel，是独一无二的意思，他很幸运，能爬出房间躲过杀手的追杀，来到墓地，被墓地的鬼收养，被给予在墓地自由行走的特权，鬼老师们还从小的开始教他读书写字还有一些像使人恐惧，隐身之类的魔法，但是作者并没有把男孩写成我以前看过的言情玄幻修仙网络小说里面盖世无双，不会做错任何事情，即使看上去做了一些蠢事，到后来都能圆满的解决，最后走上人生巅峰，迎娶傻白甜白富美等等。
他想拒绝Miss Lupescu 老师的教学时，他会这样说，
“I have teachers. Letitia Borrows teaches me writing and words, and Mr. Pennyworthteaches me his Compleat Educational System for Younger Gentlemen with Additional Materialfor Those Post Mortem. I do geography and everything. I don’t need more lessons.”
Bod sat down on a clump of grass, and felt sorry for himself, and hated everybody. Heeven hated Silas, for going away and leaving him. Then he closed his eyes, and curled into aball on the grass, and drifted into a dreamless sleep.
So. You game for adventure?” asked the Duke of Westminster, won over by the novelidea. “Or do you want to waste the rest of your life here?” and with bony fingers he indicatedthe graveyard and the night.Bod thought of Miss Lupescu and her awful food and her lists and her pinched mouth.“I’m game,” he said.
Silas said, “Out there, the man who killed your family is, I believe, still looking for you, still intends to kill you.”
Bod shrugged. “So?” he said. “It’s only death. I mean, all of my best friends are dead.”
“It must be good,” said Silas, “to have somewhere that you belong. Somewhere that's home.”
About fifteen, I think. Though I still feel the same as I always did,” Bod said, butMother Slaughter interrupted, “And I still feels like I done when I was a tiny slip of a thing,making daisy chains in the old pasture. You’re always you, and that don’t change, and you’realways changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
Then the last lines of the song came back to Mistress Owens, and she sang them to herson.
“Face your life
Its pain, its pleasure,
Leave no path untaken”
“Sometimes. Mostly, no. It’s like the people who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you takeyourself with you. If you see what I mean.”
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. Potential.Once you’re dead, it’s gone. Over. You’ve made what you’ve made, dreamed your dream,written your name. You may be buried here, you may even walk. But that potential is finished.
She looked at him as if unsure of what she was looking at. “So you knew. That the Sleerwould take him. Was that why you hid me down there? Was it? What was I, then, bait?