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Old 10-05-2004, 10:46 AM   #1
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Coraline by Neil Gaimen

If you have ever read Neil Gaimen you know how he loves to talk about a world that exists with ours but only certian people are aware of it. This book is no exception. Check out what it is about here at fictionwise http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/eBook4664.htm The book was actually written for parents to read to their children but as his 16yr old daughter said, it is a book written for any age. neil summed this book up the best...

"It was a story, I learned when people began to read it, that children experienced as an adventure, but which gave adults nightmares. Its the strangest book Ive written, it took the longest time to write, and its the book im proudest of.

The book has extras for the ebook such as questions and answers. ALso there are many pictues added to the book which is a cool addition. Why he wrote the book, and many other things. I highly recomend this book and if you have kids, it is a must have. Well check it out.
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Old 10-05-2004, 11:18 AM   #2
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Coraline is cool. I remember reading it and thought of it as a children story for adults. Please please, if you like your kids to have a good sleep, DON'T it to them before they are of age.

Did you read some of Neil's other books, Team7? My favorite is Neverwhere, a noir fantasy novel about dark places beneath London City, where dangerous and forgotten people dwell. A very entertaining read!
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Old 10-05-2004, 12:17 PM   #3
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yea that was my first one of his books. I bought it at a gas station because I needed something to read on a trip and I have been hooked ever since. Although I read american gods and just hated it. I thought it was his worst book but I have seen it rated as #2 on a top 100 sf book list. did you read that one?
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While on the subject of Gaiman. I haven't read any of his books, but I was very much into his comics writing back in the days of Sandman. He also did some terrific collaborations with Dave McKean, including Black Orchid, Violent Cases, Mr. Punch and Signal to Noise. The latter is a brilliant work, but you have to read it several times to really understand it.
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I think there is a new comic movie coming out very soon by Neil Gaiman. Laurens, you should visit his blog if you are still interested.
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Old 10-06-2004, 07:46 AM   #6
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Yea coraline is illust. by dave. I read something about that movie at the end of the book but I cant find it now. Laurens I would recomend you checking out his books if you liked his comics. I wouldnt recomend starting with coraline though. Try neverwhere because it was just excelent.
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i've watched the movie coraline. it was awesome! and now start to get obsessed with the novel version. do you know any link that allow free download of the novel? if you know, plase share with me. just reply here or send me private message.
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hi guys!

i've watched the movie coraline. it was awesome! and now start to get obsessed with the novel version. do you know any link that allow free download of the novel? if you know, plase share with me. just reply here or send me private message.

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Not free, but the Kindle version is $4.74 and with the new free
Amazon kindle/pc download, .........anyone can read it!

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http://www.amazon.com/Coraline/dp/B0...7997706&sr=1-1



Kindle to Pc link

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...cId=1000426311
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I've only recently discoverd Gaiman...I LOVE his writing!!!! Didn't see the Coraline movie, but am anxious to read the book. He was in Cleveland a few weeks ago...I wasn't able to go....was very disapointed. Did get to hear an interview he did on NPR...sounds like a very interesting guy.
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I loved the Sandmans series and I've read several novels by Gaiman, including American Gods, twice So yes, I liked it, and Coraline too. I also read The Graveyard Book not long ago, and thought it was OK but not as good as Coraline.
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For Gaiman fans, there's a hilarious scene in Diana Wynne Jones' Deep Secret that is said to be inspired by a real-life incident involving Gaiman eating breakfast at an SF convention. Suffice it to say that he does not appear to be a morning person.
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I loved the Sandmans series and I've read several novels by Gaiman, including American Gods, twice So yes, I liked it, and Coraline too. I also read The Graveyard Book not long ago, and thought it was OK but not as good as Coraline.
I loved the Graveyard book, especially after watching the author reading it in the book tour videos here: http://www.mousecircus.com/videotour.aspx
I didn't enjoy Coraline as much (although it was still very good),
but I loved American Gods and I thought that Stardust was charming too (even if a little predictable)
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I think it took me 4 or 5 tries to get into Neverwhere. Weird, because I really liked it once I got into it.
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Although I read american gods and just hated it. I thought it was his worst book but I have seen it rated as #2 on a top 100 sf book list.
I'm glad to hear this, because American Gods is the only Gaiman book I've read[*], and I didn't care for it much, even though all of his books appeal much to me. This inspires me to try other books by him, and Neverwhere and Coraline are high on my radar.
[*] I've read his biography of Douglas Adams, as well as Good Omens, which is only partly by him.
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American Gods is my favourite Neil Gaiman book, and in fact one of the best books I've read in the past 5-6 years or so. My husband loved it as well. It seems to be one of those either you love it or you hate it books. A lot of people have said that they strongly dislike it.

What age do you think Coraline is suitable for? I bought my 7 year old niece a copy, do you think she is too young for such a book? I thought it was just O.K. for her (my niece is a strong reader), but my brother thinks that it might be a bit too scary for a second grader. Any thoughts?
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