Coraline by Neil Gaiman

i checked out the book Coraline by Neil Gaiman from the library a little bit ago and didn't get around to reading it until the day it was due. and i thought, well, i waited for it, i might as well read it and let it be a day or two late rather than have to wait on a list AGAIN, because i couldn't recheck it out because someone else had already requested it. so i read it in about 3-4 hours. seriously. not a long book, and a very very fast read. i really enjoyed it. the cover picture was not encouraging (i am vain enough to be thankful they made the movie coraline much cuter). and i am now excited to see this movie...should be good (as a sidenote, those who live in Mesa and surrounding, it is now at The Picture Show, the second run theater at superstition springs where the tickets are $2 a piece). anyway, the book was kind of dark, i probably wouldn't let anyone younger than...i don't know...12 read it. it's definitely not a kid's book. but i really thought it was well written (this man is a good writer, i also enjoyed his book, The Graveyard Book). it was delightfully spooky, would be a good halloween read (as would The Graveyard Book). Coraline comes to realize a lot about herself and her current situation in the book and i liked the ending. read it, it's quick, easy and good:)

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