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  • Bod Owens (the "Bod" is short for "Nobody") is adopted by ghosts and brought up in a graveyard after his family are murdered by the sinister man Jack.

    Meltdown in Moldova

  • A young boy, Nobody Owens, called Bod, is tragically orphaned as a toddler, and [...]

    February « 2009 « A Working Title

  • The common thread throughout the story is that of the graveyard denizens protecting Bod from the man responsible for orphaning him, and Bod seeking explanations and revenge, as well as acceptance in normal human society after growing up among ghosts and ghouls.

    The Graveyard Book « A Working Title

  • A young boy, Nobody Owens, called Bod, is tragically orphaned as a toddler, and through a series of strange circumstances, ends up being raised by a graveyard full of ghosts.

    The Graveyard Book « A Working Title

  • Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy.

    The Graveyard Book: Summary and book reviews of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

  • The Graveyard Book retells the Jungle Book, but instead of an orphan boy lost in the jungle, raised and tormented by animals, the Graveyard Book's orphan, Bod, is orphaned by a serial killer and raised in the graveyard by ghosts (thousands of years 'worth -- from pre-Roman to Victorian).

    Boing Boing

  • And deservedly so: Gaiman's combination of The Jungle Book's elegant and sweet structure and style with a genuinely creepy setting and situation (Bod is abandoned in the graveyard as a baby after his parents are murdered by a serial killer; he is raised by the graveyard's ghosts, who go back to pre-Roman times, and who give him an eclectic education and rescue him when he goes astray) is utterly inspired, and beautifully executed.

    Boing Boing

  • Buḍḍha the Teacher of that particular faith, but that a living person still exists on the earth as Teacher, as Protector, whom they call the Boḍhisaṭṭva, the wise and the pure.

    London Lectures of 1907

  • He is given the name Nobody because he looks like nobody and called Bod for short.

    Maud in the Garden

  • He is given the name Nobody because he looks like nobody and called Bod for short.

    Archive 2008-10-01

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