Neil Gaiman

“‘No,’ said the cat. ‘Now, you people have names. That’s because you don’t know who you are. We know who we are, so we don’t need names.'”


How have through years of life without knowing this was a book? Like most of Gaiman’s work, I want to read it but keep pushing it aside for other titles. I bought the 10th-anniversary edition in ebook format. In the back of the ebook, there were two audio files of the rats’ songs and lots of bonus goodies from Neil Gaiman’s other work. Listen to the rats singing at your own risk. I’m not an advocate for ebooks, but this one is pretty sweet.

Coraline is a children’s novel, but the tale is timeless. If you enjoy slightly creepy dark stories, this is for you. I definitely recommend to all of those who have not read Coraline to give it a try. The creepy illustrations added to the thrill of the characters and story as a whole. Readers young and old will find themselves enjoying Coraline’s spooky adventure. 

Coraline and her family move into a new house. This house is connected to other adjoining flats. Coraline finds the other people are a tad strange, to be honest, they are. The excitement gets started when Coraline’s mother opens a small door in the wall that leads nowhere. This door left me feeling uneasy, more so when Coraline’s mother doesn’t lock it.

Coraline Ventures into the “other” world, run and designed by the other mother. She is guided by a black cat as she outwits the other mother and saves not only herself but those around her. Coraline is a tale of bravery and love. You do not have a to a younger reader to find happiness in this read. One of my favorite parts was Coraline telling the cat what an act of bravery was. Of course, I can’t tell you the story, you’ll have to find out for yourself.

If you can’t find time to squeeze Coraline into your reading you can always watch the movie. It follows the story pretty well. Remember the movie is never as good as the book~~ 

Have you read Coraline? Probably so, but if you are in the small number of readers who haven’t comment your thoughts below! Have a read I should read next! Let me know


  1. Bryan Fagan

    This is another book that I too have put off. I think one of my daughters might have it.

    Like you, I need to sit down and read it. I don’t know why I haven’t. These kinds of tales are my thing.

    Thanks for pushing my curiosity button. 🙂


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