Sunday, April 15, 2007

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Books Completed: 52
Completion Date: April 2, 2007
Publication Year: 2002
Pages: 194
Owned Prior to 2007
Read Number Three for the Once Upon a Time Challenge

The day after they moved in,
Coraline went exploring....

In Coraline's family's new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close.

The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.

Only it's different.

At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there's another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.

Critically acclaimed and award-winning author Neil Gaiman will delight readers with his first novel for all ages.

To read my review of this book, click here.

Book Six in the 12 Months of Fantasy Challenge and Book Three in the Once Upon a Time Challenge.


  1. Anonymous3:11 PM

    Dear God...

    A person who likes Nightwish? That is beyond amazing. I love Nightwish.

    Thank you for being alive (and for this blog...I'm also obsessed with reading.)

  2. Nightwish is the best! I have all their CDs and the boxed set (yes, this is the same thing). :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I have special memories of listening to Coraline with my 16 yo daughter as we were driving to my married daughter's house. We stopped the tape occasionally and talked about the storyline. I had wanted to listen to an Anne Perry mystery, but she prevailed and I'm glad she did. This was my first intro to Neil Gaiman.

  4. Anonymous8:52 AM

    I love Coraline, it's a great story. The audiobook as read by Neil Gaiman is also extremely enjoyable.

    A great choice for the challenge :-)

  5. I haven't read much Neil Gaiman, only Good Omens which he did with Pratchett and a few of the Sandman books. I definitely want to read more now though! Just the synopsis is so intriguing - what a great concept! The kind of adventure I dreamt of having as a child, only possibly less dark.


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