review Coraline 107

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Ngs 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 nev. 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

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CoralineEr 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 ag. 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

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review Coraline 107 È 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 diThe 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 thi. 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 CoralineThe 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 livesI do I saidAre you his friendThat 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