A Book Review: Coraline by Neil Gaiman


I have been meaning to read Coraline for while now and finally I did. Done and dusted. Just in a day.

The author Neil Gaiman, has a way with words and pulls you to keep reading…

Coraline is a self-titled story, about a determined young girl, who enjoys the frequent meander in and around her new home.

She gained some strange and quirky characters as her new neighbours, whom she finds irritating at first.

Her parents pay little attention to her intelligence and her hunger for adventure.

In the midst of exploring her home, she stumbles upon a door…

A door to nowhere.

One night she follows a shadow through the door that once lead her to a brick wall. Where she meets her ‘Other Mother’, who appears exaclty like her own mother but with big black shiny buttons for eyes.

Her world is turned upside down when she immerses herself within the mysteriousness and horror of the other world behind the door to nowhere.

Who is this ‘other mother’?

Why does she have creepy buttons for eyes?

Will she ever be able to leave?

Coraline is a true page turner and will have you wanting more.

Much better than the movie adaption.

A must read!

I give it 4 stars.


2 thoughts on “A Book Review: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

  1. I agree that the book was better. I did enjoy the movie, but after locking myself in my room for three hours to read the book, I’ve come to the conclusion that there really is no comparison between the two.

    Neil Gaiman is pretty much one of the most amazing authors ever.

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