GAIMAN’S ‘CORALINE’ A GOOD READ When I find myself pacing through the aisles of a bookstore, sometimes for hours, I try to find something that stands out. Whether it’s an unusual name or just a strange premise, these are the hooks that normally pull me in. My latest read, “Coraline,” has both of these.

“Coraline,” written in 2002 by award-winning British author, Neil Gaiman, is a dark, fairy tale-like story.

It follows the life of a young girl named Coraline Jones, who moves with her parents into an old house that has recently been converted into four apartments. Coraline’s workaholic parents, from whom she receives little attention, send her off to explore her new surroundings.

She soon meets a group of eccentric neighbors, including a couple of retired actresses that still have a taste for the theatrical, a strange, lanky man training a group of rodent musicians and a mysterious black cat.

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I still haven’t read Coraline, but I really want to. I loved the movie! šŸ™‚

Have you read Coraline?

Did you see the movie? Is it much like the book?