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Coraline by Neil Gaiman
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Jan 31, 2009

really liked it
Read in February, 2009

** spoiler alert ** I found Coraline to be mostly creepy as I was reading it. I had nightmares for a couple of nights following though. Now, a few days after finishing, I find myself wanting to read it again.

Neil Gaiman delivers the story with very simple but effective language. I think this is why it didn't scare me initially. It was just so matter-of-fact... it was after I processed a few of the scenes, particularly the one where Coraline goes down to the cellar and as she realizes that something unwanted has followed her back, that I realized how truly sinister and nightmarish this story was.

Really enjoyable.

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Neil Gaiman
“You know I love you,' said the other mother flatly.
'You have a very funny way of showing it,' said Coraline.”
Neil Gaiman, Coraline

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Michelle I just read about this book like 2 seconds ago...let me know what you think!

Melinda Chadwick I'm about halfway after maybe 2 or 3 hours of reading. It's really good and creepy!

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