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MirrorMask Helena is about to embark on a most amazing journey Raised in a family of circus performers Helena has always dreamed of leading a ordinary life But when she is drawn into a strange and magical realm

  • Title: MirrorMask
  • Author: Neil Gaiman Dave McKean
  • ISBN: 9780747581116
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Helena is about to embark on a most amazing journey.Raised in a family of circus performers, Helena has always dreamed of leading a ordinary life But when she is drawn into a strange and magical realm, one where anything can happen, her real life is stolen by a runaway from the other side Helena must rescue the realm from chaos in order to win back her own not so orHelena is about to embark on a most amazing journey.Raised in a family of circus performers, Helena has always dreamed of leading a ordinary life But when she is drawn into a strange and magical realm, one where anything can happen, her real life is stolen by a runaway from the other side Helena must rescue the realm from chaos in order to win back her own not so ordinary life.MirrorMask is a breathtaking film written by bestselling author Neil Gaiman and brought to life through the vision of acclaimed artist and director Dave McKean This original novella is Helena s tale in her own voice, written by master storyteller Neil Gaiman and accompanied by original art by Dave McKean and images from the film it is a stunning and magical journey.

    Mirrormask Oct , Directed by Dave McKean With Stephanie Leonidas, Jason Barry, Rob Brydon, Gina McKee In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a fifteen year old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home. MirrorMask MirrorMask Rotten Tomatoes MirrorMask Critics Consensus While visually dazzling, there isn t enough story to hang all the fancy effects on. MirrorMask Jason Barry, Dora Bryan, Rob Product Description The White Queen sleeps and will not wake Black shadows have fallen across her kingdom The balance between Dark and Light is broken and only the MIRRORMASK can restore it. MirrorMask Official Site MirrorMask is the story of Helena, who works for the family circus, and wishes that she could run away and join real life. MirrorMask by Neil Gaiman MirrorMask has , ratings and reviews Miranda said Certainly an interesting premise but I just couldn t get into it Helena s life is quite Buy Mirrormask Microsoft Store In a fantasyland of opposing kingdoms, a year old girl must find the fabled MIRRORMASK in order to save the kingdom and get home.

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    1. Skylar Phelps on said:

      I can't believe I hadn't read this one till now! I really enjoyed it. It was imaginative, quick and fun. It did remind me a little bit of Coraline, maybe with a dash of Stardust? (I'm only guessing, sad to say I haven't read it yet, only seen the movie but the feel was similar). If you haven't read much of Neil Gaiman, you're missing out. Just about everything he publishes is fantastic. He's one of my top 3 favorite authors for sure!

    2. Stephen on said:

      2.5 stars. This is a Novella based on the movie of the same name. I think in this case, the movie's imagery and wonder didn't translate as well into the written form. Not a bad book (as I don't think Neil Gaiman can write a bad book) but my least favorite of his stories.

    3. Bark on said:

      3 1/2 stars I think I did myself a disservice by listening to this story on audiobook instead of checking out the actual illustrated book. I have a sneaking suspicion the illustrations enhance much of the story, which felt a bit bare bones without them, and that I've missed out on the full experience. Basically MirrorMask tells the story of a young girl, growing up in a travelling circus and starting to rebel and wanting "a real life". The after she has a horrible fight with her mother and says [...]

    4. Linda I on said:

      This is an extraordinarily imaginative tale, created by the genius of Neil Gaiman, complete with circus performers, a magic mirror, a spoiled princess and control-freak queen, sentient buildings, books with the advice one needs at the necessary moment, a dying mother and a very sad daughter. Helena was born into the life of a travelling circus performer. Yet, she wishes for normality. After a particularly explosive argument with her mother, she made an irretrievable declaration that she at once [...]

    5. Stephanie on said:

      Mirrormask is a novella (and film) by Nail Gaiman. In it, we meet Helena who lives many a child’s dream of being in the circus. Naturally, Helena would prefer an ordinary life. One day, her mother falls ill and must have an operation. On the night before the surgery, Helena falls asleep and has an adventure in which she must save the world from darkness even as she learns important lessons about real life. My thoughts on the book, in a handy bulleted list: • You can’t say Gaiman isn’t cr [...]

    6. Michelle Book Hangovers on said:

      I gave MirrorMask 3.5 starsI knew before I opened this book that I would be in for an interesting ride. It being written by the creative and magical Neil Gaiman!!You meet a teenage girl, named Helena, who is raised in a family of circus performers. She wishes that her life could be normal, more ordinary, than traveling around city after city, juggling or being a clown. One night, with her mother being ill and the stress of her family business laying heavy on her shoulders, she's pulled into anot [...]

    7. Sandi on said:

      This and Coraline are both based on an alternate world. Their other world seems to come into being or becomes more accessible when dissatisfaction arises with a parent in the real world. Here the comparison ends and I find myself enjoying MirrorMask much more then Coraline. I think it's partially that MirrorMask is much darker and I'm liking that side of Neil. He seemed to show it much more while writing the Sandman series. There's nothing wrong with lightheartedness and humour but I find he's a [...]

    8. David Schaafsma on said:

      Mirrormask is a film scripted by Neil Gaiman that I have not seen. This is a novella told from the main girl's point of view that uses film stills and additional art by his long time collaborator Dave McKean. It is familiar territory for Gaiman, but very good stuff, about the relationship between fantasy and )painful, scary) life, about the uses of "escapism" and meaning. It's not as good as The Ocean at the End of the Lane, but the visual mix with the novel makes for an interesting reading expe [...]

    9. April Sarah on said:

      I absolutely love this movie. It was a weird mix of OZ, Wonderland, and Howl. The imagination and imagery was breathtaking. Unfortunately it didn't quite translate in this story. Something was lost with all that artistry was taken away.

    10. Kirsty Cabot on said:

      Creepy, magical, dreamy, odd! The illustrations are so interesting, with contrasting styles. As ever, very Gaiman!

    11. Jenifer on said:

      This was a trippy kind of book. It was like getting high and walking through someone else's thoughts. However, it was interesting enough to keep me engaged through the entire book (a very quick read) but was not one of my favorite Gaiman books. I have never seen the movie and since the graphic novel/book was written after the movie I may have done this in an incorrect order. However, while reading through this book I did find some parallels to other books I've read and since those books are a bi [...]

    12. Nyctea on said:

      Purtroppo ho percepito debole questo racconto dell'accoppiata Gaiman-McKean. Il soggetto è intrigante, la grafica di ogni pagina spettacolare, e certe semplici frasi danno molto su cui riflettere, ma nel complesso la narrazione è sbrigativa, e si nota che il libro è d'avanzo rispetto al precedente film.

    13. Alaine on said:

      Audio book for work. Only runs about a couple of hours. I like the movie, but something about the story doesn't click with me the way other Gaiman stories do. I like it, but it's not quite perfect. Possibly because of the circus. The little bit of talk about the gorilla suit is annoying. It's me. I get annoyed easily by certain things. Still, I'm the one reading it.

    14. Kest Schwartzman on said:

      it's fine. Nothing special, but perfectly acceptable in all ways. More a fantasy of a middle aged man who wants to think that the girl who's fighting with him isn't his real daughter than the fantasy of a pre-teen girl who wants to run away.

    15. Kelly on said:

      So this is basically a mish-mash of Alice in Wonderland and The Neverending Story. If you enjoyed either one of those things, you should be able to get on board with this.

    16. Matthew Hunter on said:

      I dove into MirrorMask without knowing the book's story. Sure, I knew of the film (which I have yet to see), but I assumed the book came before the film. Wrong! Apparently, Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean collaborated on the screenplay while holed up at the Jim Henson estate. The book came later. And what I thought was simply cool mixed media artwork turns out to include a number of images from the actual film. In other words, the novella MirrorMask is an afterthought. A really imaginitive, Dali-esq [...]

    17. Kristen on said:

      I love Gaiman's works, Corilane was one of my favorite children's books. I had high hopes for Mirrormask, we own the movie, and though it's a bit dark for the younger children, it's still a very creative and visually stunning film.After reading the book I'm glad that the movie was visually stunning. For some reason the book does not flow, or hold together well. Had I not seen the movie I would be completely lost in attempting to follow this book. The concept of standing on the books to cross the [...]

    18. Cherie on said:

      Helena is a 15 year old girl who hates her life in the circus. She tells her parents she just wants to run away and have a "real life". Unfortunately, Helena's mom then falls ill, and while she's in the hospital, Helena is thrown into a very strange dreamland: a strange, dark realm like a mirror of her own, but the dark side Helena meets some strange characters while she seeks to find the key to saving her mom and returning to the other side.This was a quick and fun read. I'm almost wishing I'd [...]

    19. Amanda "Freckles" on said:

      My very first Neil Gaiman read. I feel as though I've been baptized.Reading this I felt as though I had awaken on one of those mornings when you've spent all night in a dream that leaves you feeling wrung out and amazed that your mind could come up with these thoughts and images and when you try to tell someone what it was like there just aren't words to describe it. Did I just experience one of Gaiman's dreams?

    20. Shorty on said:

      A wonderfully imaginative novel by Neil Gaiman, whom I love. And the young female narrator, named Stephanie something, was simply smashing at her job narrating this novel. If you have any youngsters or Tweens that like this kind of novel, you should have them give it a listen/look. They will be as enchanted as I am by it. It's probably available at your local library's wilbor/bridges page. 4 stars!

    21. Erin L on said:

      Neil Gaiman's brain is a fascinating place and I've recently discovered the pleasure of listening to his work as audiobooks. When he reads, his voice adds to the story. This book is not read by him, but the narrator is absolutely perfect.This seems to be inspired by Through the Looking Glass and it's rather well done for a short novella.

    22. Michelle Only Wants to Read on said:

      Lovely story. I probably should watch the movie, as apparently there is one, and, the story was written based on it. The audiobook was beautifully narrated, but I felt I didn't have enough character development.

    23. Furrawn on said:

      Fantastical. A girl and her family have a circus. She gets stuck in a dream world with people wearing masks, sharp-toothed cats with rainbow wings, floating giants, and doppelgängers. I can't wait to see the movie. Neil Gaiman is pretty amazing.

    24. Mizuki on said:

      I love the Mirror Mask movie, and this novella based on the movie is imaginative and charming at its own right, but I'm not as impressed as I was by the movie.

    25. Ana Rînceanu on said:

      I remember seeing the movie and, while I admit that my memory is a little fuzzy about it, I can safely say that the book is better than the movie. And a lot more memorable.

    26. Jenn on said:

      It's like a "Where the Wild Things Are" for teens. And loads of great images! I can see why they are making a movie.

    27. Elisa on said:

      3.5/5Gli manca qualcosa rispetto al film e Gaiman non è in forma come con le altre sue opere. McKean grande come sempre.

    28. Cathy Austin on said:

      Perhaps if I was the intended audience for this particular book--juvenile, graphic book, fiction-- I could better grasp the whole thing.As it is, I found it a rather convoluted and strange story, an alternate story/ within a story/reality? with some very odd characters that pop in and out and serve no real purpose.Not that I don't like odd characters or strange storylines. This one danced around about the main theme for 6o or so pages before a resolution, one that seemed fairly straightforward t [...]

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