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A good adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Coraline in graphic novel form. There was nothing wrong with this book. It was good. It follows the story with interesting illustrations.
What hurts this graphic novel most is that the film adaptation (which has entirely different artwork) came out a year after this book. Because of this, I'm sure most people associate Coraline with the movie animation, therefore, the graphic novel artwork doesn't measure up.
I'll admit, I prefer the movie artwork. Maybe because that was my first exposure to Coraline. I then read the novel and now the graphic novel (and I enjoy them all in that order, which is probably telling). The graphic novel representations of the characters run on the realistic side rather than the cartoon-y look of the movie. It's all a matter of preference and order of exposure.
But still a good graphic novel, especially for those who enjoyed the original novel.
My name is Jonathan Meising. My favorite genres are fantasy, sports, and horror. The title I choose was Coraline by Neil Gaiman and I choose it because I like horror books.
I am reading Coraline by Neil Gaiman. I have read up to page 23 and so far it is a great book. The authors style is smooth and in third-person limited. So far Coraline moves to an old house. She feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door that is bricked up. During the night, she crosses a bricked up door. But where the door was there is a passage way. She then crawled through the passage way where finds a parallel world. There where everybody has buttons instead of eyes. Also in the world she has caring parents plus all of her dreams coming true.