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April 05, 2010



Andi, I feel let down now, wondering what I can read next that's in this same genre and as good as this one. Wish I could read it again for the first time!


Squeee! So glad you liked this one as much as I did. I've even re-read it! That never happens. "Danse Macabre" was my favorite chapter. Just beautiful.


Persephone, I loved Coraline. I found it delightfully creepy. But my daughter was scared by it and didn't enjoy it as much as I did. It's one of the few books I read first then passed onto her. I guess she's not as into dark books as her mother...


Cassie, I haven't read The Jungle Book, and yes I think you're right about Gaiman basing his book on that.

All Gaiman's works are on my To Be Read list, and the sooner the better!


I must give this a look. I didn't mind Coraline, but could not get into American Gods (which my brother-in-law just worships).


I'm always amazed anyone connects this to Harry Potter. I suppose there are the obvious connections, as you pointed out (orphaned boy, protective guardians), but to me, it reads as pure Jungle Book, which I believe is what Mr. Gaiman based it on.

If you're looking for more titles by him, his comic book series SANDMAND is fantastic. Also great: GOOD OMENS (with Terry Pratchett), AMERICAN GODS, STARDUST, and CORALINE. And pretty much everything else he's written, of course!

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