Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Youth Fiction - Coraline

Coraline by Neil Gaiman
All Coraline could do was explore her new house, it was an old house but they had just moved in and she wanted to know what everything was and where every door went. Finding a brick wall behind the door in one of the rooms just made her more curious. Looking behind the door a second time, Coraline found a long hall and since she was exploring, she followed it to another house that looked a lot like her own. She also found another mother and another father, another set of neighbors (the Misses Spink & Forcible and the man upstairs), they were almost like the real ones, but not quite. The problem came when Coraline wanted to return home to her real mother and father, the other mother didn’t want her to go. Coraline needed a plan to get out and to find her real parents.

****4 The darker side of fairy tales as only Neil Gaiman can do. Interesting twist on the other world leaving one almost hoping they don’t find a portal to a parallel universe. The vision of the dark halls, the misty surrounding and the creepiness of the other mother was well written, easily imagined and slightly disturbing. In other words, well written and I am more eager now to see the movie that is based on this book than I was before. The book was different than what I had been expecting based on the Movie promotions.

Mar 24, 2009

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