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.