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What's on the other side of the door? A distorted-mirror world, containing presumably everything Coraline has ever dreamed of... people who pronounce her name correctly (not "Caroline"), delicious meals (not like her father's overblown "recipes"), an unusually pink and green bedroom (not like her dull one), and plenty of horrible (very un-boring) marvels, like a man made out of live rats. The creepiest part, however, is her mirrored parents, her "other mother" and her "other father"--people who look just like her own parents, but with big, shiny, black button eyes, paper-white skin... and a keen desire to keep her on their side of the door. To make creepy creepier, Coraline has been illustrated masterfully in scritchy, terrifying ink drawings by British mixed-media artist and Sandman cover illustrator Dave McKean. This delightful, funny, haunting, scary as heck, fairy-tale novel is about as fine as they come. Highly recommended. (Ages 11 and older) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Neil Gaiman's "Coraline" is a very dark fairy tale.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman is a great book, which can be enjoyed by children and adults, however, I would only recommend it to kids who aren't too easily scared.
If you've only read the book, be sure to see the movie; if you've only seen the movie, read the book.
Excellent, excellent creepy story! This one gave me nightmare fodder for years to come!Published 1 day ago by Mary Gambone
Light, fun, thought-provoking, unique and somewhat scary--but enjoyable--tale for young and older readers alike!Published 3 days ago by Peter M. Rothman
Love the movie better. But still great book. And i tend to read first the book then watch movie.Published 3 days ago by Delmarie
I have a confession to make...I saw the movie Coraline when it came out, and I didn't even know there was a book. I know, I know. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Katherine Joyce
A total masterpiece. What is so wonderful about Gaiman's stories is not only are they fabulously creepy, but the writing is beautifully, richly descriptive. Read morePublished 14 days ago by David's Wife
This is a wonderful book.
I had seen the movie before, so I didn't expect getting so pleasantly surprised about the details of the story. Read more