Coraline (Neil Gaiman)

So many people have recommended Neil Gaiman’s work to me the last few years that I’ve stopped counting.  So I decided to start with a story I already sort of knew, Coraline. Coraline is a short children’s book (Wikipedia calls it a novella), which an adult could easily finish in one sitting if they had … Continue reading Coraline (Neil Gaiman)

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Animal Farm (George Orwell)

I swear it’s a complete accident that this post immediately follows my last one about The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  I did not reread Animal Farm as part of an allegories-with-talking-animals kick.  Rather good timing, though, albeit a very different sort of allegory.  No, I reread Animal Farm because since the last time … Continue reading Animal Farm (George Orwell)