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Coraline by Neil Gaiman
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Mar 06, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: ebook

Finally. For several times already, I have attempted to finish this short novella but it was only yesterday that I was able to finish it. It’s not that Coraline is an uninteresting story, it is actually the far opposite, except that my eyes can stand the strain of reading from the computer. It’s a good thing that I already have a handy Kindle to read all the other unfinished ebooks in my computer, including this one.

So, Coraline Jones. She is the main character in this really creepy story which is supposed to be for children but adults like me can also absolutely relate with (and be entirely spooked too!). She lives in a big house divided into different flats occupied by other eccentric people, specifically by Ms. Spink and Ms. Forcible in a flat below Coraline’s, and by Mr. Bobo in an attic. It was the school break and Coraline is bored. She discovers a door that opens to a brick wall, or so she thought. Because one night, when she opens the door, she is led to a house strangely similar to her house and discovers her “other” parents with button eyes living there and they want her to live with them forever.

I have not yet watched the animated film version of this book, and my copy is not illustrated but I have been totally creeped out, nonetheless. I can easily picture out the button eyes and long fingers of Coraline’s other mother and that is enough to scare me out of my wits. Yes, I’m a scaredy cat so leave me alone. Haha!

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Reading Progress

March 6, 2009 – Shelved
March 20, 2009 – Shelved as: ebook
March 20, 2009 –
page 13
April 19, 2012 – Started Reading
April 19, 2012 –
56.0% "Who is SHE?"
April 19, 2012 – Finished Reading

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