Find Your Next Favorite Book

Chapelhill1978's review of Coraline

A fine achievement


5out of 5

by Chapelhill1978 on February 18, 2010

Neil Gaiman's novel is a smart and witty psychological deconstruction of the modern myth of parental affect, the illusion of the perfect family and the social control of the well-behaved child. Shifting between a sense of mild desperation and the qrotesque horror that springs from organized family life, the author manages to excorcise our childhood fears by allowing us to dream once more of a parent-child relationship that derives its healing power not from the need to attempt perfection, but rather from its human flaws, which allows us to breathe once more.
Was this review?   Helpful (0)   Brilliant (0)   Funny (0)
Share |

About the book

Reviewed by Chapelhill1978

 

Get $300 in coupons and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!