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Coraline by Neil Gaiman
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Dec 12, 2008

really liked it
Read in October, 2008

A creepy, almost surreal story about a girl, Coraline, who wanders into another world? dimension? and must rescue her real parents from her "other mother" who wishes to keep Coraline there forever. It was tame for Neil Gaiman in some regards, but still very dark. I would liken it to a warped "Alice in Wonderland," but having never read that, I don't think I should do that.
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message 1: by Ann (new)

Ann Hm... well, it sounds quite good. But, maybe I'll pick another Gaiman book to start off with lol!:D

message 2: by X (new) - rated it 4 stars

X Yeah, it doesn't seem your type, I don't think... I'd definitely classify it as "dark fantasy".

message 3: by Ann (new)

Ann Hmm, yes, probably not my type. Thanks for the warning ;)

message 4: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn I'd heard some great things about this book but I somehow don't think I'll be a Gaiman fan, so I think I'll pass. Thanks for the great review, though!

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