Friday, July 11, 2014

Top ten atmospheric locations in fiction

Helen Grant is a highly acclaimed YA author. Her latest novel is Demons of Ghent, the second book in the Forbidden Spaces trilogy.

One of Grant's ten "best books with settings that are strikingly brought to life," as shared at the Guardian:
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Set in a graveyard with a magnificent hilltop location overlooking the town, the tale of Bod, a living child adopted by ghosts and a vampire after the murder of his parents, has a location striking in its incongruity: the cute infant Bod practises his alphabet by picking out the letters on tombstones. But in spite of the numerous friendly ghosts, the graveyard is still a sinister place – who is the being who has been buried under the hill since before even the Celts were there?
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Graveyard Book is one of Nevada Barr's 6 favorite books.

--Marshal Zeringue