Yea Neil Gaiman. One of my favorite books is now a movie and quite a good movie at that. I went to see it Saturday with my friend Brittany. She had never read the book but also enjoyed it. It was one of the best movie adaptations I've seen. Although there's an extra character it does not take away from the story. (In the book we are privy to Coraline's thoughts. Hard to do lots of that in a movie, so the Whybie character adds that element to the story.) The Other Mother is portrayed exactly as I pictured in the book. The imagry is fabulous. If you are in the mood for a dark, clever book/movie Coraline is the way to go.