[LMB] OT: Neil Gaiman (was Heinlein)

Pouncer pouncer at aol.com
Mon Oct 4 18:18:51 BST 2021


Eric thinks:

 >Kids are actually a lot tougher-minded, at least in
 >my experience, than doting parents want to think
 >they are.

https://untitledmx.com/2016/11/12/coraline/

https://thesaltofcarthage.tumblr.com/post/658619975795425280/space-trash-princess-neil-gaiman-feyariel

Short version:

Neil Gaiman's literary agent, Merrilee Heifetz, thought _Coraline_
was too scary for kids. Gaiman suggested that she should read it
to her daughters, aged eight and six. Nine years later, the youngest
daughter confessed to Gaiman that she was TERRIFIED by the
story but refused to tell her mother because she wanted to know what
happened next. And so the book was marketed to parents for
children.

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