It’s the final day of spooky week! and today it is time for my final spooky book review. today it is the turn of Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Let’s do this!
Well that was just as unnerving as I was expecting it to be! I have seen the movie adaptation of this book a couple of times and it is incredibly creeping. I had assumed that it would have been exaggerated for the film but no, the story is generally that creepy.
I am now seriously worried about Neil Gaiman. You have got to be more than a little messed up in the head to come up with this story and even more messed up to market it as a kids book! if I had read this when I was in the intended age group for this book I would have had nightmares for a month! it is a seriously messed up story! the whole story is incredibly creepy and strange but the second half of the book just got more and more disturbing. I can’t remember the last time I read a book this messed up!
Obviously, as I have seen the film on several occasions, I already knew the basic storyline going into this book, but, there was a lot that still took me by surprise. For instance, how smart Coraline is. And how brave. In the film this isn’t really touched upon all that much but in the book Coraline is always thinking and coming up with solutions to her problems. She saves herself with little to no help from outside foresees, which is something that I really enjoyed. I also wasn’t expecting this book to get quiet so graphic. Particularly with the basement scene. That was truly horrific to read.
All in all, if you want a really quick but really creepy and deeply disturbing book to read for Halloween, pick up Coraline. This book is seriously messed up!
4 out of 5
And there we have it. have you read Coraline? What is your go to spooky book? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon.