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 hallelujahOne 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 in.
he 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 somethingtoo otherlyabout the two that raises her hackles They re perfect Finally, the other mother plays 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
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 braveCoraline is clever, quirky, 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 uninvestigatedIn short, she is what I hope my future hypothetical daughter is going to be likeOut 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 j 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 [Neil Gaiman] Ü Coraline [feminist-theory PDF] read Online ↠´ 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
5 5When you re scared but you still do it anyway, that s brave I 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 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 access.
Because, ahem I LOVE THIS BOOK AND I NEED TO SCREAM IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS.
This 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 ß Coraline Ý 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 achiev This is the perfect Halloween read It s creepy, eerie, and beautifully written Now I want to rewatch the movie I loved it D My summary The story begins with Coraline, a young girl who has just moved into a new house with her parents which has been broken up into different apartments with neighbors Coraline s new neighbors are interesting an old man who trains rats for a circus performance, and two old ladies who are retired stage actresses The issue is that Coraline s extremely frustrated and bored with not much to do Her parents are simply too busy with work to spend any time with her and Coraline feels somewhat neglected Coraline shook her head Why don t you play with me she asked Busy, he said Working, he added He still hadn t turned around to look at her.
As she begins exploring her new home she finds a little door in the wall, but it s locked and she can t seem to get it open Once she finds the key she opens the door and discovers that it s closed off, but the next time she opens i