The Graveyard Book
“There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.” One of the best first sentences I’ve ever read.
Okay, somebody has to say it …
They’re just dying to hear the story.
I also think Peter S. Beagle’s A Fine and Private Place would work.
finally, a story time where Lio is appreciated and has a captive audience!
That book always sends chills down my spine.
Ooo, haven’t read that one. Have to give it a looky-loo.
Make no bones about it, it’s dry reading, but Lio’s found a captive audience.
Afterwards, they might watch ‘Plan 9 from Outer Space’ together.
I lost my virginity in a cemetery……
Awwww! Sweet little boy reading to his friends in the graveyard!
Normally they’d prefer something by Edward Gorey.
Nothing like an appreciative audience to cheer the heart of a Storyteller! Bravo, Lio, for knowing your audience, too….
Lio and his pals might also enjoy “Johnny and the Dead” by Gaiman’s friend and fellow “Good Omens” author, the late, wonderful Terry Pratchett.
Check out Disney’s “Skeleton Dance” and Ub Iwerks’ “Skeleton Frolic”. Great stuff!