I’m really enjoying it so far. It’s weird and creepy and I LOVE that cat.
“We… we could be friends, you know,” said Coraline.
“We could be rare specimens of an exotic breed of African dancing elephants,” said the cat. “But we’re not.”
So, overall I really have no clue where the story is going… I assume that at some point, Coraline is able to save her real parents and escape this crazy place. I’m hoping they go into a little more detail about the weird “other” parents and where they came from and why they’re there, and why the dad one refers to the mom one.
I have to say though, I don’t feel so bad for Coraline’s real parents. They were totally ignoring her! Poor little girl.
Also, I really really wanna see the movie now! I’ve never seen it before, I don’t think I even ever paid attention to the trailers when it was first coming out. But it looks fun! And perfect to watch with Halloween coming up…
I found it at Target for $5 today, so hopefully I’ll be watching that sometime this week or next… I’ll finish the book before I watch it, so that I can compare
Also, is there some sort of relevance to the mice / rat things that I’m not getting, other than that they’re spies for the other mom? And what about the two little old ladies? Is there some hidden meaning about the buttons for eyes? Whenever I read Neil Gaiman, I feel like I’m overlooking stuff (I’m so bad at symbolism).
What do you guys think so far?