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I know Coraline is a children's book, but is for adults as well? I've read all of Neil's other novels and was thinking about reading this one too. But I wasn't sure if it was a book aimed at just a young audience.
 
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I'm 36 and I enjoyed it. However, it doesn't take very long to read it.



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I know Coraline is a children's book, but is for adults as well? I've read all of Neil's other novels and was thinking about reading this one too. But I wasn't sure if it was a book aimed at just a young audience.



Neil has often said something to the effect of : "Kids think the book is fun, adults have the crap scared out of them."*

There's a LOT of adults on this board who loved it.



*that is by no means a direct quote. So many words have been replaced that calling it a quote might be subject to libel. But you get the idea.


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It's a kid's book that adults can enjoy. I loved it.


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I loved it. A couple of my friends were quite scared by it. My then four-year-old cousin (who is a nervous kiddy) loved it.


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cool. i'll have to borrow it the next time i go to the library. i always end up borrowing books by Neil and then buying them because they're so good.
 
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I am a 23-year-old boy.

I don't think Coraline is just for kids.

Neil's novel give me a fantastic reading taste.I am loving it!
 
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I actually had a conversation about it with one of my coworkers. It scared the piss out of both of us XD And she has a daughter, who has very button-like eyes. And does creepy things like line items up in fours. So in some ways this book can make you see things in a different light, if you're an adult =D


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I just got the book and I'm almost half way. It's good so far. I hope to finish it in a day or two.
 
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It's a shorter book for an adult, but I think they'll enjoy it nevertheless. Smile
 
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TO quote a certain 900 year old time traveler I know; "What's the point of being grown up is you can't act childish sometimes?"

I think that this book is definatly for adults. If I ever get to the age where I don't enjoy this book I hope I get hit by a bus. Many childrens books and films have plenty in them for adults, you just gotta have the right heart.
 
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>>> you just gotta have the right heart.<<<

What he said!

Kids' book can be utterly fantastic, no matter what your age.

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i liked it because it was nice and easy to read. being in college and having all kinds of long, boring books to read, this was a nice change of pace.

what about "the day i swapped my dad for two goldfish?" i've never seen the book in a bookstore, so i don't really know what it's about.
 
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what about "the day i swapped my dad for two goldfish?" i've never seen the book in a bookstore, so i don't really know what it's about.


Well, it's a lot of fun (at least I thought it was), but it is a picture book, so it's aimed at younger kids than Coraline. When I used to substitute teach, I'd take it with me to 2nd or 3rd grade classes and they enjoyed it. Same thing goes for "The Wolves in the Wall," though I think I read that to some 6th graders who really dug it, too.


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THe Day I Swaped My Dad For Two Goldfish is exact what the tittle suggesys its aobut. It was the first Neil book I read and I absolutaly love it. It's brilliant!
 
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i've never seen the book in a bookstore, so i don't really know what it's about.

That's because bookstores (i.e. Borders) tend to stock it in graphic novels despite it being a picture book.
 
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my bookstore has all of neil's books in the science fiction section, which is where the graphic novels are too.

when i was looking at his books, i noticed terry pratchet's section and got his first book about his "discworld." i hope it's good, like good omens. i thought that book was so funny. the only bad part is if i like it, there's like 20 other books in the series. i might go broke.
 
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I kind of hate the first couple of Discworld books. But that's just me.

I loooove most of the rest of the series though. I think the most recent ones are the best and have developed an underlying profound and serious tone that many of the earlier ones didn't have. Yet despite the more serious tone, the books are still incredibly funny and entertaining.
 
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I'm 19 and I enjoyed it, but it scared me rather bad
 
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I'm 23 and it scared the hell out of me too! lol. I mean, I'm not positive if this applies to everyone, but I found the fear in Coraline to be generated by our own inferences and perceptions which is why is transmutes from a fantasy for children to a really spooky tale for adults. I could be totally wrong, but it's just how I see it :S lol

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