First lines: Coraline

Neil Gaiman’s Coraline, soon to be a major stop-motion picture, is the story about a little girl who finds a world, slightly different from her own. There, she’s trapped by her ‘other’ mother (who has sown-on buttons for eyes) and she has to use all her cunning and bravery to get herself out of that pickle.

There’s no escaping the fact that this is a children’s book. It’s short, lighthearted and clearly aimed at younger readers. But it’s also a clever and fun. So, for what it is, it’s great. But then again, Gaiman hasn’t let me down yet.

Boo read
Neil Gaiman — Coraline
First line
Coraline discovered the door a little while after they moved into the house.