Review: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Title: Coraline

Author: Neil Gaiman

Pages: 208 Pages

Publisher: Absolute Press

The Blurb

There is something strange about Coraline’s new home. It’s not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It’s the other house – the one behind the old door in the drawing room. Another mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin are waiting for Coraline to join them there. And they want her to stay with them. For ever. She knows that if she ventures through that door, she may never come back.


The Review

Coraline has moved into a new home, she is bored…and she is lonely. When she goes through a mystery door in the new house everything appears to be exactly the same except it is totally different. For one thing, her mum and dad seem to have buttons for eyes which is weird. It is up to Coraline to solve the mystery of this alternative world.

The story of Coraline is quintessentially Gaiman. It is a modern day fairy tale with a fantasy twist and it was an absolute joy to read. I think I may need to watch the movie now.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman is available now.

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