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The day after they moved in Coraline went exploringIn Coraline's family's new flat are twenty one windows and fourteen doors Thirteen of the doors open and close The fourteenth is locked and on the other side is only a brick wall until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own Only it's different At first things seem marvelous in the other flat The food is better The toy box is filled with wind up angels that flutter around the bedroom books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth But there's another mother and another father and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl They want to change her and never let her go Other children are trapped there as well lost souls behind the mirrors Coraline is their only hope of rescue She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children her ordinary life and herself Critically acclaimed and award winning author Neil Gaiman will delight readers with his first novel for all ages


10 thoughts on “Coraline

  1. says:

    I've read this book many different times in many different ways I read it off the page when it first came out Later I listened to Gaiman's narration of the audiobook when I was seuestered in the north woods of Wisconsin in a desperate attempt to finish book two I watched the movie and enjoyed it My most recent experience of the book was listening to it with my little boy on a long car ride I wasn't sure he'd be able to get into it Not because of the vocabulary He's very sharp for being 45 He's good with words But sometimes he gets a little scared Despite my worries he seemed to enjoy it He paid attention attention asking for us to turn it back on after we stopped by the side of the road A day later he excitedly told me all about the story apparently forgetting I'd been in the car too All of that was months ago Fast forward to now Dad Oot said Do you know the guy who wrote Coraline?The uestion caught me by surprise The two of us were driving to a party together a friend was having a bonfire and I was amazed that he was thinking about anything other than ssI do I said His name is Neil Gaiman Do you have his phone number? he askedNo I saidDo you know where he lives?I do I saidAre you his friend?That brought me up short For Oot that's a simple uestion If you meet someone and play with them they're you're friend Easy For adults these things are harder And it's doubly hard for me these days My life has changed so much over the last five years and my previously established metric for friendship doesn't work very well any You see for the majority of my life a friend was someone who would say help me move a couch Someone you could bum 10 dollars off of if you needed to A friend was someone who felt comfortable enough to come over to my house without calling first Then if I wasn't home they would let themselves in eat out of my fridge and start watching TV While I'm terribly fond of him Neil Gaiman has never done any of these things Then again neither have any of the other authors I've met over the last few years I'm painfully aware of the need for new friendship metrics but I haven't managed to develop a good set yetThat won't make any sense to my boy but still I try to be honest with him whenever I can I don't know if we're friends I say But we're colleaguesWhat's a colleagues? he asks right on cue That means we know each other and do the same job I explain Oh yes he says You're both authors It makes me proud when he says that I'm proud that my boy knows I write books Do you know his address? Oot asks and it takes me a while to realize that he's returning to his previous line of uestioning I do I said not bothering to point out that knowing where someone lives and knowing their address is pretty much the same thingCan you send him a letter? I could I say Oot pauses for a moment then and I realize that this has been the point of the whole conversation He wants to send Neil Gaiman a message What would you like me to write to him? I ask You should tell him he sure knows how to write a scary story So there you go You don't really need me to tell you how I feel about one of Gaiman's books at this point You know I love his writing Instead I'm offering up my boy's unvarnished opinion Did he think the story was scary? Absolutely But he still wanted us to turn it back on as soon as we were back in the car What's he was still thinking about Coraline months later And it was the first book where he's ever shown any interest in contacting the author So Bravo Neil Gaiman You've managed to win over two generations of the Rothfuss household


  2. says:

    If you've ever wondered which literary world would be the best to live in wonder no longer cause there's a BookTube Video to answer that The Written Review I was such a cowardly kid that I never managed to read than the blurb on the backNow that I've finally summoned the courage to give it a try I wish I read it sooner I love this novel Unlike Gaiman's fiction for adults every sentence every word has its purpose And finally Gaiman does not throw in some weird sex scene Can I get a hallelujah? One especially dull and rainy day traps young Coraline inside the new house Her parents are busy and she must entertain herself She finds a little door in the drawing room and a little key that fits inhe discovers a passageway into the otherworld In it are her other mother and her other father both of which always have the time for her and adore making her favorite foods But there's something too otherly about the two that raises her hackles They're perfect Finally the other mother plays her hand She wants Coraline all to herself With a growing sense of dread Coraline finds the way back locked and her chances of escaping becoming ever slimmerAll the while the other mother promises how wonderful and lovely living with her will beforever I don't want whatever I want Nobody does Not really What kind of fun would it be if I just got everything I ever wanted just like that and it didn't mean anything? What then? Coraline herself is brave and kind and courageous At her age I certainly couldn't have done half the things she managed I love her strength and how there isn't a stich of love interest only adventure and escapadesMuch better than expected and I didn't get any nightmares Audiobook CommentsRead by the author woohoo As much as I grumble about some of his books there's no denying that he's absolutely fabulous to listen to this man could read a grocery list and I'd give it a listenYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading


  3. says:

    A 82% | Very Good Notes A genuinely disturbing and creepy story with vivid imagery it's well rounded and goes at a perfect pace and length


  4. says:

    Coraline is a short but delightfully dark and creepy book that just happens to feature one of my absolute favorite characters Is it wrong that I want to be Coraline's best friend??? “Because' she said 'when you're scared but you still do it anyway that's brave” Coraline is clever uirky curious and adventurous brave and determined independent stubborn to no end a bit reckless and not scared of danger She will NEVER leave any mysterious doors locked and uninvestigated In short she is what I hope my future hypothetical daughter is going to be like Out of boredom due to rainy days and parental inattention Coraline sets out on a scary but awesome adventure She bites off almost than she can chew but comes out of it a winner and just a bit grown up and mature but luckily not in a dreadful moralistic way Nothing’s changed You’ll go home You’ll be bored You’ll be ignored No one will listen to you really listen to you You’re too clever and too uiet for them to understand They don’t even get your name right The story is intense and sinister and yet really fun With his dark fairy tales Coraline and The Graveyard Book Gaiman proves that he has mastered the art of writing perfect non condescending children's books that also appeal to adults He is not afraid of making a kids' book scary; he knows kids can handle it uite well The Other world he creates is eerie and surreal with a dreamlike uality the kind of dream from which you wake up screaming But the story is also full of humor and has the Cat I guess I have a weakness for amazing book cats it must be the Alice in Wonderland influence on my young pliable mind back in 1980s I adore the wisdom independence and a bit of condescending attitude they give humans We we could be friends you know said CoralineWe COULD be rare specimens of an exotic breed of African dancing elephants said the cat But we're not At least it added cattily after darting a brief look at Coraline I'M not The language of the book is simple and sparing and fits the story perfectly Coraline is one of the books that are just meant to be read aloud Overall a great story that fully deserves the 5 star rating


  5. says:

    Has anyone ever said to you “time heals all wounds?”Well for the villain of this story that is clearly not the case It’s easy to pinpoint Coraline’s bravery and talk about her experience but that’s not what this review is about I want to consider the “other mother” and her story I mean what exactly is her story? We can only presume that she has been doing this kind of trickery for years perhaps even centuries We don’t really know a great deal about her She has three victims prior to her attempts on Coraline Two appear to be fairly normal children The third speaks in a form of Shakespearean English which I took for proof of a victim many years previous We don’t know a great deal about the actual house either or how long it has actually been standing The descriptions speak of age But how much age are we talking? It’s all a little bit of a mystery What drove this woman to such depravity? What happened in her life that she needed to feed upon the love of children? What has she lost? Where did it all begin? I can only speculate But one thing remains an absolute certainty to my mind; something terrible happened to the “other mother” a long time ago something awful that drove her into the deepest depths of despair and as a result she clings to the essence of life love The movie adaption gives some brief idea of where she came from; she is Wyborn’s Grandma’s sister But I’m not sure how much of this we can actually consider Although the movie was written in collaboration with Gaiman neither of the characters actually appear in the book So I’m left with even speculation What do you think?Is the “other mother” a villain or is she simply a misunderstood victim of fate? Postscript I wish I had a friend like Coraline whilst growing up She’s one cool kidFacebook| Twitter| Insta| Academia


  6. says:

    355 When you're scared but you still do it anyway that's braveI think this would have been one of my favorite books if I read it as a child but unfortunately 20 something me felt like it was lacking I went into this with too high of expectations because the movie gave me nightmares after I saw it in theaters Basically I pretty much expected this to be a novelization of the movie that was not the case Though the big plot points remain the same the movie was fleshed out and atmospheric and I was disappointed But all in all if you're looking for a spooky book that only will take you a couple of hours to read this is it


  7. says:

    nothing in this world brings me comfort and joy like this book i have to read 4 books in 4 days to finish my reading challenge and i'm stressed and today is the first day i don't feel sick in 2 weeks and there's so much to do and i have no motivation to do it and yes in conclusion i'm reading coraline for the second time this year Does anyone have access to a rooftop? Preferably in a big city or at least a town of reasonable size High enough for it to be noticeably a rooftop but absolutely NO higher than that because I have a mildly to seriously debilitating fear of heights Maybe you’re an electrician or a building super or simply a very sneaky person with a skill for discovering high up places Whatever I just need temporary roof accessBecause ahemI LOVE THIS BOOK AND I NEED TO SCREAM IT FROM THE ROOFTOPSThis is creepy and exciting and beautifully written and filled with wonderful characters and settings and scenes I love Neil Gaiman as of recently and I most especially love Coraline both book and character I love it enough to read it multiple times and also read the graphic novel at least once possibly and also see the movie several times over including in theaters with my whole family including my very very small and very very scared brotherI saw the movie before I read the book and for that I repentThere are so many little things from this that have stuck in my memory the character voice of the cat; the talking terriers in Miss Spink and Miss Forcible’s apartment; the all knowing circus mice; the fact that when Coraline had to feed herself she went to the grocery store and bought herself a bag of apples and a whole chocolate cake the biggest mood everAlso that reminds me that this is the best book ever for talking animalsI just love this story I love everything about it It is for me a perfect bookNow I want apples and chocolate cakeBottom line I love fairytales and this is my favorite one this is a top to bottom perfect bookreview to come i love this book so much i want to absorb it into myself but that is physically impossibleso i'm rereading it which is the next best thing


  8. says:

    Coraline not Caroline thank you the little girl who was small for her age and found herself in darkest danger was the subject of Neil Gaiman’s 2002 publication which was in Gaiman’s own words “refreshingly creepy”Gaiman said that he started writing the book for his young daughter Holly around the time they moved to America but unintentionally wrote it very slowly “one word at a time” and thus stretched out the project for years Refreshingly creepy is maybe the best way to describe this young adult work that also has darker elements references to myth and the occult that will probably fly over the heads of younger readers Older readers will find Coraline living down the street from Charles Addams place and also backyard neighbors of Ray Bradbury’s The October Country folks“There was a tiny doubt inside her like a maggot in an apple core”But Gaiman’s Coraline never achieves the campy fun of Addams or Bradbury leaning instead towards a Tim Burtonesue darkness that is charming in its own way Though the 2009 film was directed by Burton collaborator Henry SelickGaiman masterfully blends haunting elements of nighttime mystery with his own inimitable style of writing to create a setting for Coraline to explore Coraline’s plucky little girl written soberly for a slightly mature reader struggles perfectly with the arcane machinations of the other mother“It doth not hurt” whispered one faint voiceFinally Gaiman’s uniue ability to craft a sepulchral niche that is akin to Lovecraft but playful reminds the reader of his brilliant work The Graveyard Book An excellent introduction to his canon this is also a must read for a Gaiman fan


  9. says:

    This is the perfect Halloween read It's creepy eerie and beautifully written Now I want to rewatch the movie I loved it D


  10. says:

    This a perfect traditional fairy tale with a slightly surreal twenty first century warp The writing is as magical as the plot Its thirteen chapters are delightful dark and funny with a heroine many can relate to as child parent or both Coraline is intelligent inuisitive slightly contrary hates being bored and wishes her parents paid her attention and didn’t feed her “recipes” Perhaps she wishes she had different parents And you should always be careful what you wish for even if you don’t know you’ve wished for it So begins an adventure in which Coraline unlocks a door goes down a secret passage and finds herself in an alternate world that is eerily familiar and scarily unfamiliar She must conuer fears discover the truth and solve problems to find and rescue her parents herself and others A book is not supposed to be a mirror It's supposed to be a door Fran Lebowitz There are echoes of Grimm Lewis Carroll Roald Dahl Dickens Greek myths and others but it's also thoroughly original It is YYA rather than YA I only wish it had been published a decade ago so I could have read when my son was YYALearning OutcomesThis isn’t a remotely teachy or preachy book but Coraline learns a lot about life familial love and especially herself She finds bravery she didn’t know she had but she faces temptation as well “ The other mother loved her as a dragon loves gold” The other mother offers her everything she thinks she wants But there is a price and Coraline has a Eureka moment and declares “ I don’t want whatever I want Nobody does Not really What kind of fun would it be if I just got everything I ever wanted? Just like that and it didn’t mean anything?”The Importance of NamesNames are often endowed with supernatural power but in this book it’s almost the reverse In Coraline’s real world there is a strange man who has an apartment in the same house; Coraline doesn’t know his name it hadn’t even occurred to her that he had one and he always gets hers wrong Caroline The euivalent man in the alternative world always gets her name right and yet that's also where the cat explains why names are unimportant “ We cats know who we are so we don’t need names” When Coraline asks what she'd do if she needed to call it the cat replies “ Calling cats tends to be a rather overrated activity Might as well call a whirlwind”The Importance of Fairy TalesIn the introduction Gaiman says that the prime message he wanted to convey to his young daughters was that bravery is “when you’re scared but still do it anyway”Hence he opens with a uote from GK Chesterton“ Fairy tales are than true not because they tell us that dragons exist but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten” That reminded me of an eually pertinent one from Ursula Le Guin“ People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons From within” Chris Riddell’s Illustrations Compared with Henry Selick's FilmMy edition of the book is illustrated by Chris Riddell who has also illustrated Gaiman's The Graveyard Book I have fond memories of his collaboration with Paul Stewart on The Edge Chronicles read with my son a dozen years ago and enjoy his cartoons in The Literary Review The slightly different imagery of the film is probably familiar to people I saw it several years ago and it feels like a Tim Burton work but it was actually adapted and directed by Henry Selick who worked with Burton on The Nightmare Before Christmas and also directed James and The Giant Peach Miss Spink and Miss Forcible reminded me of aunts Spiker and SpongeSubmit to being entrapped in this tangled web of creative talent uotes• “It wasn’t the kind of rain you could go out in it was the other kind the kind that threw itself down from the sky and splashed where it landed It was rain that meant business”• “'Go away' he said cheerfully”• “An argument as old and comfortable as an armchair that no one ever really wins or loses”• “The mist hung like blindness around the house”• “She had the feeling that the door was looking back at her which she knew was silly and knew on a deeper level was somehow true”• “There was something slightly vague about his face – like bread dough that has begun to rise”• “Her long white fingers fluttered gently like a tired butterfly”• “Her hair was wriggling like lazy snakes on a warm day Her black button eyes seemed as if they had been freshly polished”• “If she were nowhere then she could be anywhere And after all it is always easier to be afraid of something you can’t see”• “Her voice did not just come from her mouth It came from the mist and the fog and the house and the sky”• “Mirrors are never to be trusted”But Gaiman is This book is magical I already said that but it’s worth repeating No actual fairies in this fairy tale but that's true of most of the best fairy tales imo