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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Book Review: Coraline

Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell

Format: Graphic Novel
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Horror
Publication: 2008
Rating: 3/5

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.

I read the graphic novel while waiting for my sister studying in the library. This graphic novel is an adaption of Neil Gaiman's novel with the same title, Coraline and illustrated by P. Craig Russell.

It was an interesting read. I really enjoy the book. It was a short and easy read. I love the character, the adventure she had to save her parents and the people she met (including the talking cat!). However I found that the illustration was a bit creepy for my liking.

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