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Coraline by [Neil Gaiman, Dave Mckean]
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Coraline Kindle Edition

4.8 out of 5 stars 9,757 ratings

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“The most splendidly original, weird, and frightening book I have read, and yet full of things children will love.”

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Coraline lives with her preoccupied parents in part of a huge old house--a house so huge that other people live in it, too... round, old former actresses Miss Spink and Miss Forcible and their aging Highland terriers ("We trod the boards, luvvy") and the mustachioed old man under the roof ("'The reason you cannot see the mouse circus,' said the man upstairs, 'is that the mice are not yet ready and rehearsed.'") Coraline contents herself for weeks with exploring the vast garden and grounds. But with a little rain she becomes bored--so bored that she begins to count everything blue (153), the windows (21), and the doors (14). And it is the 14th door that--sometimes blocked with a wall of bricks--opens up for Coraline into an entirely alternate universe. Now, if you're thinking fondly of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe or Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, you're on the wrong track. Neil Gaiman's Coraline is far darker, far stranger, playing on our deepest fears. And, like Roald Dahl's work, it is delicious.

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 an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000FC1192
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins; Illustrated edition (October 6, 2009)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 6, 2009
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3241 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 208 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0060575913
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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“Who doesn’t like games”.
Like a lot of people I will say I saw the movie when I was younger, and to this day it’s still one of my favorites, it’s a go to for sure. I have Cosplayed Coraline for Comic-Con, and I have a Caroline button tattoo. So, we know I love it.
But I had never read the book! To be honest I didn’t know who wrote it either, a fail on my part. However when I found it oh boy, I had to read it.
- [ ] Neil Gaiman has an ability to write amazing stories, filled with great description and definitely spookiness. If you don’t know the story of Coraline, it’s about a little girl who goes through a doorway in her house to her other house and finds her “other parents “ and they want her to stay forever! But of course something has to change with her too. Go through the story to see what the real world and other world have to offer. A very creepy story with creepy but amazing illustrations by Dave McKean go and see what this book has to offer. Also, if you get the 10the anniversary edition which I suggest you do, read Gaiman’s forward and questions at the end too. A fiver out of five buttons....I mean stars.
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