Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Coraline by Neil Gaiman.

Coraline – HarperFestival

There was nothing in the corner. Nothing but the old door that opened onto the brick wall. She was sure that her mother had shut the door, but now it was ever so slightly open. Just a crack.
— Chapter 1

In danger? thought Coraline to herself. It sounded exciting. It didn’t sound like a bad thing. Not really.
— Chapter 2

Neil Gaiman has got a way of intertwining myths so closely with reality that you sometimes don’t know where one ends and the other begins. I discovered this, reading all of his novels, besides Coraline. So I finally thought it was time to pick up the book about this small, inquisitive girl, who is ready to explore the world.
I’m not deep into the story yet, but I already like Coraline’s clear way of seeing the world around her. When she finds a doorway to another reality and starts scouting it out, I just want to go exploring with her and see what hides behind it, never mind the danger.

Do you have a favourite author, whose every book you (want to) read? Leave us a comment along with your teaser.


Karen and Gerard said...

Danger sounds like a bad thing to me! Good teaser!
Here's ours: http://www.ourstack.blogspot.com/2013/05/tuesday-teasers-ya-science-fiction-and.html

The Book Rogue said...

It sounds interesting, but also like it could freak me with it's too cute a style. My TT

Beth F said...

I loved this book!

My teaser.

The Writing Rabbit said...

I haven't read this book, but I saw the movie. I like Neil Gaiman, also. I'll have to put this on my TBR list. :)

Here's mine: http://followthewritingrabbit.blogspot.com/2013/05/teaser-tuesday.html

Anonymous said...

Not familiar with this book, nice teaser.


Nash Nordin said...

Oh! Coraline is one of my favorite! I hope you're enjoying your read.

ai love books

Maria D. said...

I have to admit I haven't read any books by Neil Gaiman...need to add his books to my list.

Here's my Teaser Tuesday

Unknown said...

Great teasers -- I should get around to reading some Neil Gaiman one of these days...

My teaser is from THE HAUNTING SEASON by Michelle Muto.

Girl!Reporter said...

Oh my goodness, Coraline scared me silly when I read it. I'd feel bad because it's technically a children's book, but Gaiman's got such a way with words and his books can get under anyone's skin, child or adult.


Trish said...

Love the cover! Love the tease!
trish @ tales from ...

Kar.- said...

That's a brave girl! I haven't read anything by Neil Gaiman, I think I should pick up one of his book soon, because I've heard amazing things about him!
Thanks for sharing :)

Thanks for stopping by my TT!
Kar @ Pause Time

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