Thursday, June 25, 2009

Read: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

When it comes to the movie vs book fight, the book inevitably wins. Sometimes I am even hesitant to go see a movie when I loved reading the book. Recently though, I have been proved wrong, with Helene Hanff's 84 Charing Cross Road translating remarkably well to the screen.

In the case of Coraline, I saw the wonderful 3-D version earlier on in the year, and only managed to get hold of a copy of the book from the library last week. The movie was gorgeous and absolutely enchanting (although a little creepy). And likewise the book. Of course, I already had the images of the film in my mind when I was devouring it.


Frances said...

But they were both wonderful to me. Not the usual inevitable disappointment in one or the other for me. Both simply magical albeit creepy. Happy reading!

olduvai said...

Yeah I was wondering what it would've been like if I were reading this as a kid. Creepy indeed.