Looking forward, our next book will be Neil Gaiman’s Coraline. I’ve just discovered that there are two different versions. The US version has illustrations by Dave McKean, Gaiman’s long-time collaborator. The UK version (which is the version sold in Australia and perhaps elsewhere in the world) is just the text. Personally, I’ve put the US version on order because I’m betting that McKean’s illustrations will be worth the added expense. (If you’ve read it, can you tell me if that’s a good idea?) As for the rest of you, what do you think? Shall we all try to get the same version so we can discuss the illustration side of it as well?

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  1. I didn’t know the versions were that different! That kinda blows. I have the US version (of course) already, and I’m about finished reading. The illustrations are beautiful, and definitely worth the extra cost of shipping Down Under, IMHO. If everyone else is okay with the extra expense of ordering the US version, I’d say let’s go for it. Otherwise, I’m fine with just discussing the story.

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