Coraline

by Neil Gaiman | Children's Books |
ISBN: 0747562105 Global Overview for this book
Registered by tutleymutley of Newton Abbot, Devon United Kingdom on 6/14/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by tutleymutley from Newton Abbot, Devon United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 14, 2005
I got this for a NSSSSS presi (shhhhh!) and couldn't resist a look. Next thing I knew, i'd finished it!
Brilliant book. Alice in Wonderlandish with a scary twist.
Reminded me of all the nightmares I had when I was a kid - I used to be afraid to put my feet to the bottom of the bed because something like the 'other mother' would drag me down into another place that I imagined as remarkably like the one Neil Gaiman conjures up in this book.
Thanks for this, Olliebear, t'was a real treat. Brrr.

Journal Entry 2 by tutleymutley at In the post in NSSSSS, A present -- Controlled Releases on Monday, June 20, 2005

Released 17 yrs ago (6/20/2005 UTC) at In the post in NSSSSS, A present -- Controlled Releases

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For Olliebear - Happy summer solstice suprise!

Journal Entry 3 by Olliebear from Hull, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Thanks! I have been wanting to read this for ages so it is a real treat! I can't wait to dive in. It may come with me for nighttime reading at the Uncon!

Journal Entry 4 by Olliebear from Hull, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, November 20, 2006
A lovely sscary story from Neil Gaiman. Initially, I felt a little scared to read this late at night as it looked to be a really creepy story. Although it was scary wasn't graphic in terms of horror or anything being a children's book, I felt that it would give me nightmares for some reason. The imagery is very creepy and I think if I had read this as a child I would have been really spooked which is fab.
This is the curse of having a very vivid imagination.
The use of buttons for eyes on the "other" parents was really creepy, as was the hand with the long fingernails, especially when the other mother tapped her fingernails on her button eye! Yikes!

All in all I really enjoyed this book and was not disappointed by Gaiman. He truly is an extremely talented author.
Thanks for the chance to read such a fabulous book.

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