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29 October 2008

CORALINE - Neil Gaiman

CORALINE is the one scary book I read this month. It really rather freaked me out, but it was that delicious freak out as only Neil Gaiman can deliver.
Coraline is a little girl in a new house for her family. The house has several flats. These flats have residents of the different nature. Rather quirky to say the least.
Coraline finds a door in her particular flat that is always locked. Her mother says that there's nothing there, it was bricked up on the other side to make the wall for the flat next door. Coraline unlocks the door and finds that her mother is correct. However, the next time she opens the door, after hearing unexplained noises, the door opens to another room. And Coraline being Coraline and being bored, walks through the doorway.
In there she finds a flat that looks a lot like her own home, but with some odd differences. But Coraline likes these differences. She only learns how scarily different after she meets her 'other mother' and 'other father'.....that's when it gets really freaky.
Coraline is a brave and smart little girl and works her way through the puzzles set before her to escape back to her own life.
What a wonderfully short, smartly freaky little book!
Four freaky beans....

4 comments:

Mary said...

Wow, intriguing! Is this for adults? YA? Children? (I'm guessing probably not on the last one).

Vickie said...

Mary: It's a YA book, definitely not for children. The main character is young, not sure the age, but young. Probably 10 or so. I still really liked it and it definitely scared me. That good spine tingly kind....

Joy said...

Glad you liked it Vickie. :) I want to read The Graveyard Book. How 'bout you?

Vickie said...

Joy: I will definitely get THE GRAVEYARD BOOK. That will be next Halloween.