Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Published March 4, 2022

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Book info

  • Title Coraline
  • Author Neil Gaiman
  • Year 2002
  • Genre Childrens

There is something strange about Coraline's new home. It's not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It's the other house - the one behind the old door in the drawing room. Another mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin are waiting for Coraline to join them there. And they want her to stay with them. For ever. She knows that if she ventures through that door, she may never come back.


I picked up this audiobook in a sale, if I’m honest, purely because Dawn French was reading it. It was quite a dark tale, considering the audience, but Dawn’s reading really brings it to life. I enjoyed it but I don’t know that it will stick with me, particularly. Except the concept of having buttons for eyes… that’s too much.

Rating: 3 / 5

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