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message 1: by Adam (new)

Adam Ross It's a great book. One of my favorites by Gaiman.


message 2: by Richard (last edited Dec 20, 2011 08:32PM) (new)

Richard A. T. wrote: "It's a great book. One of my favorites by Gaiman."

I just got it tonight. I can't wait to read it! (And no sooner did I finish sending you an email than I saw your message.)


message 3: by Charles Dee (new)

Charles Dee Mitchell I grabbed this because it was short enough to read on a plane. It made for the creepiest plane ride of my life.


message 4: by Richard (new)

Richard Charles Dee wrote: "I grabbed this because it was short enough to read on a plane. It made for the creepiest plane ride of my life."

Well, at least there wasn't a gremlin on the wing of the plane! :)


message 5: by Richard (last edited Dec 26, 2011 06:13PM) (new)

Richard Thanks, Tanu! That's kind of you, but I assure you that I wasn't begging for votes!:)


message 6: by Shayantani (new)

Shayantani Richard wrote: "Thanks, Tanu! That'a kind of you, but I assure you that I wasn't begging for votea!:)"

:D, I assure you, I really liked the review and had no other motive for voting :p


message 7: by Megs ♥ (new)

Megs ♥ Great reviw, Richard. I didnt much enjoy American Gods, but I have wanted to give this one a try.


message 8: by Richard (new)

Richard Meg ♥ wrote: "Great reviw, Richard. I didnt much enjoy American Gods, but I have wanted to give this one a try."

Thanks! It has the double advantage of being both intriguing and short.


message 9: by Richard (last edited Mar 04, 2012 10:39PM) (new)

Richard Thanks for the like, Mark and Nataliya!


message 10: by Richard (new)

Richard Thanks Randy! How are you liking Tristram Shandy? (Hey, that rhymes!) :)


message 11: by Kirstine (new)

Kirstine The cat is fantastic, yes! I loved that too.


message 12: by Dyuti (new)

Dyuti I didnt knew the movie was based on a book. Great review... makes me feel like going off and reading it! :)


message 13: by Srinivas (new)

Srinivas Coraline is a great story with scary elements.
after reading this, i even, read Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. Gaiman is one of the best fantasy and horror writer i ever read.

thanks for the review.


message 14: by Richard (new)

Richard Thank you Dyuti (and others) for the likes. The film was good, but the book is also great. If you manage to find it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


message 15: by Richard (last edited Jul 07, 2012 07:49PM) (new)

Richard Thank you Megan. But that wasn't why I commented! :) Your reviews are usually very enthusiastic, and that's why I like them.


message 16: by Megan (new)

Megan Richard wrote: "Thank you Megan. But that wasn't why I commented! :) Your reviews are usually very enthusiastic, and that's why I like them."

Thanks Richard I really apprecaite that it means a lot. I really enjoyed your review and maybe we can gang up on Neil to write another one!


message 17: by Von (new)

Von Sowards So when you read a book first and then see the movie, do you feel like the book ruined the movie for you?


message 18: by Richard (last edited Aug 22, 2012 10:17AM) (new)

Richard Von wrote: "So when you read a book first and then see the movie, do you feel like the book ruined the movie for you?"

Not at all. The film is usually based on the book. And most of the time (with a few exceptions), the book is better. The movie has time constraints, so you know going in (usually) that it can't reproduce everything in the book.


message 19: by Von (new)

Von Sowards That is true a lot of the times. Some times I do have to look at the two as two different stories. If you ever make a movie based on a book make it a "parody" instead of a "based on", that way people look for the similarities rather the look for the the differences.


message 20: by Kat Vik (new)

Kat Vik I like your review, although, cannot agree on your statement that she is neglected. Not neglected, but her parents got too caught up in their worlds, they indeed could and should pay more attention to their daughter. Even with these considerations, heorine does not appear to be deeply traumatized and has a solid charatcter. So, once again, I do not believe she is neglected.


message 21: by Richard (new)

Richard Kate wrote: "I like your review, although, cannot agree on your statement that she is neglected. Not neglected, but her parents got too caught up in their worlds, they indeed could and should pay more attention..."

Well, perhaps you're right there. But I suppose what I should have said is that she feels that her parents ignore her or don't spend enough quality time with her, which makes her feel as if she's got it rough.


message 22: by Linda (Miss Greedybooks) (last edited Sep 15, 2012 08:16AM) (new)

 Linda (Miss Greedybooks) Srinivas wrote: "Coraline is a great story with scary elements.
after reading this, i even, read Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. Gaiman is one of the best fantasy and horror writer i ever read.

thanks for the review."


Thanks Richard!

I also agree "The Graveyard Book" was good, "Coraline" book and movie were enjoyable.
Love the cat!!! :D


message 23: by Richard (new)

Richard The cat was cool, although the stereotype of the standoffish feline is nowhere near new. Kipling uses it in his tale of "The Cat Who Walked By Himself," a story I loved when I was little. I wonder if the author knew it too.


 Linda (Miss Greedybooks) Richard wrote: "The cat was cool, although the stereotype of the standoffish feline is nowhere near new. Kipling uses it in his tale of "The Cat Who Walked By Himself," a story I loved when I was little. I wonder ..."

I think they (the cats) know about Bast & they want us all to worship them. HA! :D

I do hope Neil will write another sequel or a prequel to "Coraline".


message 25: by Richard (new)

Richard Linda wrote: "Richard wrote: "The cat was cool, although the stereotype of the standoffish feline is nowhere near new. Kipling uses it in his tale of "The Cat Who Walked By Himself," a story I loved when I was l..."

I would never be a devotee of the cat goddess. Because it would just make me a Bastard with a capital b!

Maybe if we all congregate in front of Neil's house and have a sit-in, he'll agree to write more about Coraline.


message 26: by Richard (new)

Richard Kate wrote: "I like your review, although, cannot agree on your statement that she is neglected. Not neglected, but her parents got too caught up in their worlds, they indeed could and should pay more attention..."

Kate, I have edited the review to incorporate your comment.


message 27: by Richard (new)

Richard Thanks for the like, Wanda. I hope you enjoy the book.


message 28: by Richard (new)

Richard Thanks for the like, Ray!


message 29: by Richard (new)

Richard Hey, Jack, glad you liked it.


message 30: by Richard (new)

Richard Hello, Hriday! You bumped the number of likes up to 50! Thank you for that. Hope you are doing well.


message 31: by Hriday (new)

Hriday Hi Richard! I'm doing fine. It was a great review; I was wondering if I should read the book as I have already seen the movie. Thanks to your review, I guess I'll just go ahead and read the book now! :)


message 32: by Richard (new)

Richard Hriday wrote: "Hi Richard! I'm doing fine. It was a great review; I was wondering if I should read the book as I have already seen the movie. Thanks to your review, I guess I'll just go ahead and read the book no..."

I will look forward to hearing what you have to say once you have read it. It's very short, btw. You could probably read it in one sitting.


message 33: by Samadrita (new)

Samadrita Great review, Richard. I'll have to pick up a Gaiman soon.


message 34: by Richard (new)

Richard Samadrita wrote: "Great review, Richard. I'll have to pick up a Gaiman soon."

Thank you Samadrita. Aside from Coraline, you might enjoy Neverwhere. That's the one I started with. I also really loved Stardust (book AND film).


message 35: by Samadrita (new)

Samadrita Richard wrote: "Samadrita wrote: "Great review, Richard. I'll have to pick up a Gaiman soon."

Thank you Samadrita. Aside from Coraline, you might enjoy Neverwhere. That's the one I started with. I also really lov..."


I saw the Stardust film and liked it. I read
The Graveyard Book last year and enjoyed it immensely. I think I may pick up Neverwhere or American Gods next. Gaiman is a great story-teller.


message 36: by Hriday (new)

Hriday Great! That's all the more reason to pick it up. And btw, i agree with you on Neverwhere; i too started with it and to me, it is the best Gaiman so far.


message 37: by Richard (new)

Richard Chromosomeadopt wrote: "Its sweet"

Thank you!


message 38: by Eman (new)

Eman How to read


message 39: by Eman (new)

Eman I don't know how to read


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