23 December 2008
I have been very busy this past week prepping for Christmas, doing the usual shopping-cooking-wrapping routine. In the midst of this I picked up a copy of Coraline by Neil Gaiman. I was thinking of giving the book to my 8-year-old for Christmas, but I relish the prospect of solid nights of sleep too much to deal with the anticipated nightmares. This book is way spooky - a distillation and twist on every childhood nightmare I had, along with new ones I never dreamed. I stumbled upon a reference to the book on Carl's blog Stainless Steel Droppings, and love it from a marketer's perspective too - how excellent to think that the venture is sending out these inspired-inspiring boxes to dedicated fans such as Carl. Bravo.
The book will become a movie in February. Check out some preview info here -
Coraline Movie- Enter The World Of Henry Selick's Coraline Movie
and better yet, give the book a read beforehand. I'll never look at protective coloration the same way again.
Now for your further enjoyment, see Neil Gaiman's explanation of Koumpounophobia: