Friday, February 20, 2009
The Dead Room and Coraline
The Dead Room by Heather Graham
Leslie McIntyre has become a famed archaeologist for her uncanny ability to find dead people with ease. When she is asked to return to New York City to work on another historic dig she is anxious to return to the historic home where an explosion killed her husband and nearly ended her own life. Leslie is determined to help the ghosts reaching out to her by finding their burial sites, help her late husbands cousin, Joe (a private eye), discover the truth behind the explosion and also help Joe find a missing heiress and the missing prostitutes she was helping. All seem to be connected in some way, Leslie and Joe just need to fit the pieces together.
It took me a while to read this due to my car accident, but I did enjoy it. There is an interesting twist at the end that I did not see coming. So far, I have enjoyed all of the Heather Graham books I have read.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
While exploring her home out of boredness one day, Coraline discovers a door that leads to another world. This world looks very much like her own and has all of the same people, only it is different. Her "other mother" and "other father" with the button eyes want to keep Coraline. Will she ever find her way back out? To her real home, real mother, and real father? This is a fun and creepy read. I look forward to seeing the movie!