Monday, May 25, 2009

Coraline Graphic Novel by Neil Gaiman & Illustrated by P. Craig Russell

Coraline’s graphic novel adaptation is both well written and visually stunning!

Coraline and her family moves into a new house. It is a big old house. Coraline is always lonely and bored so she goes exploring to past time. During one of her exploring missions, she finds a door in her family’s house. Through this door she finds another house, strangely similar to hers. At first everything was going well. The food was better than at home and the toy box was full of interesting toys. But when she meets her other mother and father and find out they want her to stay and be their little girl. Coraline knows she must find her way back to her world.

Coraline is a great book. Although creepy, it is sure to delight. I love the graphic novel version. The amazing illustrations really adds to the fright of the story. Though the book says its for ages 8 and up, I feel it is better suited for an older crowd, at least 10 and up. Anyone younger might be scared.

Unfortunately I haven’t seen the Coraline movie. Through many reviews I have read it seems that the movie adds what is missing from the book. So with that being said, I must see the Coraline movie.


fayeflame said...

coraline seems creepy

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