I've been a fan of Gaiman since his days on Vertigo's Sandman, although I haven't really followed his novels. Anyway, when my wife was looking for a story to read to her 3rd grade class, I recommended Coraline to her just based on his name alone. I've been reading it as well (she's got her class ahead of me by a couple chapters but that will change shortly) and it's quite a good read. I had heard that the director of Nightmare Before Christmas was going to direct a movie adaptation with Michelle Pfeiffer starring. At one time, I heard they were going to shoot in early 2003 for a late 2003 release. Has anyone heard anything about this?