Coraline by Neil Gaiman

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Coraline Read Online Free - Coraline's often wondered what's behind the locked door in the drawing room. It reveals only a brick wall when she finally opens it, but when she tries again later, a passageway mysteriously appears. Coraline is surprised to find a flat decorated exactly like her own, but strangely different. And when she finds her "other" parents in this alternate world, they are much more interesting despite their creepy black button eyes. When they make it clear, however, that they want to make her theirs forever, Coraline begins a nightmarish game to rescue her real parents and three children imprisoned in a mirror. With only a bored-through stone and an aloof cat to help, Coraline confronts this harrowing task of escaping these monstrous creatures.

Gaiman has delivered a wonderfully chilling novel, subtle yet intense on many levels. The line between pleasant and horrible is often blurred until what's what becomes suddenly clear, and like Coraline, we resist leaving this strange world until we're hooked. Unnerving drawings also cast a dark shadow over the book's eerie atmosphere, which is only heightened by simple, hair-raising text. Coraline is otherworldly storytelling at its best.

Title : Coraline
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ISBN : 0061139378
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 162 pages


Patrick rated it ★★★★★

August 06, 2014

I've read this book many different times in many different ways. I read it off the page when it first came out. Later, I listened to Gaiman's narration of the audiobook when I was sequestered in the north woods of Wisconsin in a desperate attempt to finish book two. I watched the movie and enjoye...

Nataliya rated it ★★★★★

April 04, 2012

Coraline is a short but delightfully dark and creepy book that just happens to feature one of my absolute favorite characters. Is it wrong that I want to be Coraline's best friend??? “Because,' she said, 'when you're scared but you still do it anyway, that's brave.” Coraline is clever, quirk...

Bookdragon Sean rated it ★★★★☆

August 20, 2016

Has anyone ever said to you “time heals all wounds?” Well for the "villain" of this story that is clearly not the case. It’s easy to pinpoint Coraline’s bravery and talk about her experience, but that’s not what this review is about. I want to consider the “other mother” and her story. I mean wha...

Richard rated it ★★★★☆

February 09, 2017

I saw the film before I read the book, which is not how I like to do things, as it can often be like taping a hockey game and having someone tell you the final score before you've had a chance to see the game for yourself. However, I can say that seeing the film first didn't really spoil the book...

Reynita rated it ★★★★☆

August 13, 2017

Edit : I'm sorry guys, I won't be able to post the review today because it's already midnight and I was busy :( REVIEW TO COME TOMORROW. 'She left us here' said one of the voices. 'she stole our hearts, and she stole our souls, and she took our lives away, and she left us here, and she forgot abo...

Cecily rated it ★★★★★

November 02, 2017

This a perfect, traditional fairy* tale, with a slightly surreal twenty-first century warp. The writing is as magical as the plot. Its thirteen chapters are delightful, dark, and funny, with a heroine many can relate to, as child, parent, or both. Coraline is intelligent, inquisitive, slightly co...

Lyn rated it ★★★★☆

September 28, 2016

Coraline, not Caroline, thank you, the little girl who was small for her age, and found herself in darkest danger was the subject of Neil Gaiman’s 2002 publication, which was in Gaiman’s own words “refreshingly creepy.” Gaiman said that he started writing the book for his young daughter Holly arou...

Hannah rated it ★★★★☆

October 22, 2016

This is the perfect Halloween read! It's creepy, eerie, and beautifully written. Now I want to rewatch the movie! I loved it :D

Carmen rated it ★★★★★

March 28, 2016

Coraline was woken by the mid-morning sun, full on her face. For a moment she felt utterly dislocated. She did not know where she was; she was not entirely sure WHO she was. It is astonishing just how much of what we are can be tied to the beds we wake up in in the morning, and it is astonishing h...

Hannah rated it ★★★★★

September 22, 2017

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