Monday, July 2, 2007

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

by Neil Gaiman

2006, 163 pp.

Rating: 4.5

I listened to this on CD with my kids. It was narrated by the author, and I must say he did a fantastic job. I will definitely be reading more by Gaiman. I hope to read Stardust before the movie comes out.

Coraline is an only child who lives in an apartment with her work-at-home parents. She's a bit bored and is always looking for something to do. One day she unlocks a door that has a brick wall behind it--only the brick wall isn't there anymore. She goes through the door and finds what looks like an exact replica of her apartment--including her parents. I will stop here because I don't want to spoil the plot. Let's just say I highly recommend it! Thanks to those in the Once Upon a Time Challenge who recommended it as well.


alisonwonderland said...

this looks fun! i'll have to ask my 11yo daughter if she's read it. (as her 5th grade teacher found this past year, it's tough to find good books for her that she hasn't already read!)

Rhinoa said...

I need to get around to this one. What does Neil sound like? I imagine him to have a slightly deep voice with Bard-like qualities. Am I way off?!?

3M said...

It's so hard to describe voices! His is very smooth with just a great storyteller's voice. He could definitely be an audio CD narrator if he weren't an author!