A little over a year ago, I stumbled across a film called Coraline. Little did I know then that (upon reading the ‘based on a novel by…’ text) I was about to discover an author who had somehow escaped my radar. Someone who would become an instant favourite, and more impressively, had created a novel good enough to sit next to Roald Dahl’s BFG on my Stupendiculously Slapdazzling Bookshelf.
Please note the bookshelf itself isn’t even particularly (let alone stupendiculously) slapdazzling, but the few books upon it most certainly are.
Neil Gaiman is that author, and Coraline is that book. It took me to the places I wandered as a child, and to where I dream of returning now I’m all grown up and boring. Coraline will feature in a blog post all of its own soon, but for now I ask that you take the time to watch this short video. Neil Gaiman’s advice is the sort that will change you.
Don’t give up your chance to change the world in the way only you can change it.
PS. If you missed the arrival of ‘Searching’, the title of my Fairy Tale Love Story, you can read it here