This is a very imaginative book. TenNapel has a lot of fun ideas for Ghostopolis and its outlying areas in the afterlife, complete with different rulers for the various kingdoms, and a variety of monsters from mummies to werewolves to giant bugs. He has a great cartoony style that lends itself well to this sort of tale, and excels in depicting both action sequences and those quieter character moments. His designs for the creatures in this title are wonderful, especially for Skinny, as Garth calls his ghost horse, and many of the creatures encountered. The title sort of meanders a bit, and is sometimes just plain weird, but it all kind of works, building toward an epic conclusion, grand in scale. I do wish we'd gotten to see a fuller picture of some of the outlying areas of Ghostopolis, and even of Ghostopolis itself, but there's already a lot going on here, so I can understand why a lot of the world was left unexplored. The storytelling is very cinematic, very fluid, paced wonderfully by TenNapel. And while it is a book about monsters and death, it's not so scary that it will give kids nightmares. There's enough humor in the title, particularly when it comes to Frank and many of the depictions of monsters, that curb the potentially frightening stuff enough to make it just good fun, more of an adventure fantasy story than one of horror. I appreciated the bright colors of Ghostopolis as well, especially liking the red and green panels that bathe the final panels during the big battle. One thing that I found distracting, however, was when TenNapel illustrated a panel with a black background, and just painted the characters white without any more detail. It worked in a few instances, but especially toward the latter part of the book, these panels came rather frequently and seemed to be random. Usually they would depict action, but sometimes not, and certainly never seemed more significant than any other panel on the page. I just didn't understand the thought behind them, and found myself noting them when they came up, taking me out of the story. And they were just unnecessary, although I admit that I didn't mind it in a scene between Garth and Skinny after they first met. Overall, I really enjoyed this title however, and would wholeheartedly recommend it to fans of titles such as Amulet and Jellaby, although recent all-ages titles have a long way to go to come close to the near-perfect stories depicted in Jeff Smith's Bone.