Taproot: A Story About a Gardener and a Ghost

by Keezy Young | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 1941302467 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 2/3/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, February 03, 2018
I got this softcover at Barnes and Noble after reading this Book Threat review. It's a thoroughly charming graphic novel about husky gardener Hamal, a gentle soul who has the ability to see ghosts - including that of Blue, his best friend. Blue's in love with Hamal, but what with the being-a-ghost thing, he doesn't think he needs to mention it to Hamal just yet.

And then strange things start happening. Blue blinks in and out, finding himself in a dark, eerie wood; the flowers seem to be dying; a terrified little girl ghost rushes up to Blue and Hamal in the garden shop, asking them to make the "scary place" go away; and Hamal himself is edgy, knowing that the ghosts sometimes move on to a place he can't see, and where he suspects they're all supposed to go - including Blue.

When Blue goes deeper into the scary place (the art-style changes dramatically here, with some delightfully creepy touches), he meets a Reaper who asks for his help; seems the cause of the weird goings-on can only be stopped by finding the necromancer who's interfering with the balance of life and death.

Guess who that turns out to be? Yep! Things get tense here - with hints of humor; the discussion about necromancers and zombies was hilarious. I don't want to spoil how things work out, but it's very touching...

There's a fun bonus story, too, featuring "zom-bees". Hee!

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, April 27, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (4/27/2018 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA


I'm adding this to the LGBTQ+ Mini-Bookbox, which will be on its way to its next stop soon. Hope someone enjoys it!

Journal Entry 3 by wingReallyBookishwing at Horsham, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, May 04, 2018
This one came home in the LGBTQ+ Mini-Bookbox. Thank you, GoryDetails! I plan to read before releasing.

Journal Entry 4 by wingReallyBookishwing at Horsham, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, May 10, 2018
Aww... who knew that a gay paranormal romance graphic novel was exactly what I needed in my life right now? Turns out it totally was! I enjoyed this sweet story that had humor and lots of heart. I am not usually a fan of supernatural elements in the stories that I read, but this one completely worked for me.

I love the way BookCrossing leads me to books that I never would have found on my own. Had this one not come back to me in a bookbox, I doubt I would have ever learned about it. Thanks again, GoryDetails! Nice read... recommended!

Journal Entry 5 by wingReallyBookishwing at Edwards Field in Maple Glen, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (6/5/2018 UTC) at Edwards Field in Maple Glen, Pennsylvania USA


This is the field associated with Upper Dublin Soccer Club. I'm headed in this direction and will release the book while I'm there. I hope the finder enjoys it!

Journal Entry 6 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Abington, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, June 21, 2018
Did not read yet, but illustrations look great!

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