Δευτέρα, 7 Ιανουαρίου 2008

Coraline...

αν και καθυστερημένα είπα να διαβάσω κι εγώ το πασίγνωστο παραμύθι του Neil Gaiman, "Coraline". Η αλήθεια είναι ότι δεν περίμενα και πολλά πράγματα αλλά ευτυχώς το βιβλίο με διέψευσε πανηγυρικά. Η Αλίκη στη χώρα των θαυμάτων συναντά τον τρόμο δημιουργώντας μια μοναδική ατμόσφαιρα με μοναδικό αρνητικό τη μικρή της διάρκεια...Η εικονογράφηση του Dave McKean δεν χωράει σχολιασμούς. Απαραίτητο για κάθε βιβλιοθήκη ακόμα και στις περιπτώσεις που παίζει ρόλο διακοσμητικό!
http://www.mousecircus.com/flash/coraline.html

9 σχόλια:

Ανώνυμος είπε...

pios diabazi fiction re?

komounia, xazomerides, pedakia kai fantasioplikti

anikse kana pragmatiko biblio psixagogias kai oxi diaskedasis na pathis sok

protino gia arxi

a short history of nearly everything tou bill bryson

teli είπε...

plirofories gia to biblio apo amazon

"Product Details

Reading level: Ages 9-12

Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (July 2, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0380977788
ISBN-13: 978-0380977789"

lol

reading age 9-12!!!!!!!!!!!11

i rest my case

Ανώνυμος είπε...

I know I'll get lambasted for this, but I'm having a hard time understanding Neil Gaiman's appeal of late.
I know what he's capable of. I've read the Sandman series.

I've read Neverwhere and Stardust and American Gods and Smoke and Mirrors, too. Neverwhere is unbelievably brilliant and creative. Stardust is cute, and clever, but not extraordinary. American Gods is clever, but undeveloped in its execution.

I also have Gaiman's other works with illustrator Dave McKean -- The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch: A Romance...the Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish...Dustcovers: The Selected Sandman Covers and others.

So I'm no stranger to Neil Gaiman.

Neither am I devoid of ability to recognize talent, creativity and passion.

That said, I must admit Coraline left me cold. Not much went on in the book. The characters were flat. And it seemed very dark for supposedly being a children's book.

Frankly, the same problem that plagued American Gods seems to run rampant through Coraline: a good idea left undeveloped.

Coraline starts out promisingly enough. A big old house. A curious little girl. A bunch of odd neighbors. And a locked door with a brick wall on the other side. Great premise. Lots of things could happen in such a setting.

Things do happen, but too quickly without any character development. The stories goes from zero to 60 in a couple of pages and then wraps up -- before any explanation is giving as to why this other world existed, who or what those "other parents" are, who the strange neighbors are, and why the little girls seems wise beyond her years, able to face terror with hardly a blink of her eye.

I think Neil Gaiman needs a hard-nosed editor, one who'll tell him, "Great idea, Neil. But it needs to be developed more." Or, "Good draft. Could be published as-is. But I think it needs a bit more fleshing out in these areas..."

I said it in my review of American Gods, and I'll say it in my review of Coraline: Neil Gaiman is extremely talented and creative, but his best work is still ahead of him.

I can't recommend Coraline.

Ανώνυμος είπε...

Not to discredit Neil Gaiman's exceptional work in the comic book genre- it's just even quite surprising he'd come up to put out something like this that is so bland and totally boring, the characters are as stiff as hell like from a lively cardboard milk carton box cut-out, and really there's really nothing new here, or exciting in that regard.

Ανώνυμος είπε...

After all that's been said, anyhow if you still find that you're still a little bit curious about the book and you'd like to read it, just borrow it then and spend your money on something else; take it from someone who've already wasted his $5.99 for this piece of senselessly pointless bore-fest.

Krusty είπε...

όπως διάβασες στην αρχή γράφω "αν και καθυστερημένα είπα να διαβάσω κι εγώ...".
Αν καταλάβαινες αυτή τη σειρά δε θα χρειαζόταν να γράψεις 20 σχόλια...

Panos είπε...

epeidi panta yparxoun 2 apopseis...

http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/002493.html

Coraline by Neil Gaiman
A must-read for dark fantasy fans of all ages.

teli είπε...

sava

ti enois ...an kai kathisterimena? prin 6 xronia isouna 9xrono i 12 xrono?

apaks kai perases ta 12 eti auto to vivlio den ine gia sena giati kai kala exis aneptigmeni logiki kai olokliromeni prosopikotita me pio emploutismena, poikila kai poliploka endiaferonta.

Opote emis i orimi tha to prosperasoume to vivlio kai tha se afisoume esena na diavazis tin xionati kai tous efta nanous

Teli είπε...

lipon pano kita parakato se ti arnitiko gia to vivlio anaferete o John pou egrapse tin thetiki kritiki pou anaferes:

CONS: Magical things go unexplained (my usual complaint with fantasy).

Milame gia noimosini radikiou? Prosvalo ta radikia me auto pou leo.
Diladi to atomo diavase vivlio fantasias kai brike os arnitiko oti ta Magika den eksigounte?

Edo atoma diavazoun tin kaini diathiki kai den rotane pos o xristos perpatise sto nero kai polaplasiase ta karvelia kai o Reviewer sou pou parousiazi tin thetiki kritiki apori gia tis kotsanes pou parousiazonte se ena vivlio fantasias?

Lipon otan mou vris thetiki kritiki apo kapoion pou ine pano apo 25 xronon kai exi IQ toulaxiston pano apo 80 tote to ksanasizitame. Mexri tote apla deksou oti exo dikio.