Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Yesterday I read Coraline by Neil Gaiman.

Young Coraline discovers a secret door to a house that’s identical to hers—or is it? In this house, her other mother and her other father want Coraline to stay forever. It’s far more interesting than her real house, but something isn’t right.

Maybe it’s the black buttons sewn onto other mother’s face where her eyes should be.

It turns out that other mother wants to love Coraline forever—and she wants Coraline’s soul. Other children have already fallen victim to this sinister creature and her imitation world.

Can Coraline save the souls of the other children—and the souls of her parents, who have mysteriously disappeared?

“When you're scared but you still do it anyway, that's brave.” – Coraline

An entertaining read. I finished it in a day. I’m so proud of myself because have a short attention span and I’m a slow reader. Someone give me a lollipop.

The writing style reminded me of Terry Pratchett. Very amusing. The villain with an imitation world also reminded me of Pratchett’s The Wee Free Men. I liked it.

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