Yet another Gaiman book has been read, this time Coraline. I love love LOVE the animated stop-motion film they made of it and really looked forward to reading the original story. Like most film adaptations the stories differ, but whilst I think I like the film better, the book was still really good. Coraline's strength and courage is so powerful and yet so innocent. The characters were possibly even more creepy than in the film (but the showdown less of a battle than in the film). All in all I'm thrilled I've finally read it and can only encourage others to do the same.
by Neil Gaiman
185 pages / published in 2002
|Review by Iben Jakobsen, BoB, 2013|