Neil Gaiman reading ‘The Graveyard Book’ in Santa Monica on Monday

Oct. 05, 2008 | 10:42 p.m.

Neil_gaiman_2Neil Gaiman is on a nine-city book tour in support of his new tome, “The Graveyard Book,” and at each stop he is reading from a different chapter. Each reading is being recorded on video and posted at Gaiman’s website so, if you enjoy the lilt of his south England accent, you can have him recite the whole tale for you.

On Monday (Oct. 6) he will be in Santa Monica at Lincoln Middle School at 1501 California Ave. at 7 p.m. in an event sponsored by Barnes & Noble. (Call 310-260-9110 for more details.) Gaiman will read the beginning of Chapter 7. For other dates on the tour, check here. Gaiman will not be signing books, but pre-signed copies will be on sale at the event.

I’ve seen the “Sandman” and “Stardust” scribe at the microphone before and, as you would suspect from his brilliant body of work, he’s a sparkling speaker. Try to make it by if you can.

— Geoff Boucher

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