Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Published February 28, 2016 by Harri

CoralineCoraline by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book. Although, having seen the film before reading the book there are some definite differences. Artistic license I would imagine on the director’s part. The film is definitely scarier than the book. Personally.

I am also unsure as to how old Coraline is supposed to be. I don’t remember an age being mentioned in either the book or the film.

It’s a good book, with an interesting storyline that I would imagine, terrify younger readers. Though if they had seen the film first, I think it takes away some of the scarier parts of the book.

My first Neil Gaiman read. I am hoping to pick up some adult stories.

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A good read. As I mention in my review above, if you have seen the film, the book won’t scare you. The book was a quick read that was fairly enjoyable.

Coraline Jones possesses a maturity which is rarely seen in children, although, as I mention previously, her age isn’t mentioned.

I don’t know why, but I thought this would be much scarier than it was. Again, going back to the fact that the film has embellished and changed a good bit of the story didn’t help it’s case. I think this would be a book would be a modern day Point Horror to the children of today. A good introduction to the world of scary reading.


However, it’s read. It wasn’t a bad read and has left me looking forward to my next book.


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