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Letters to AO

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Letters from 4 to 10 May 2009

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Coraline in limbo

I was fascinated by your piece on Coraline and the Anglican church, and decided that I needed to see this movie. To my dismay, I found that it was in the cinematic equivalent of Limbo: no longer showing in any theaters, but not yet released on DVD.

I managed to find the Coraline book by Neil Gaiman in the library. (Libraries. Remember them?). I read it. It was good. Between your haunting essay and that haunted book, I am anxious to see the movie, but clearly I must wait until the DVD is released.

Thank you for Anglicans Online. I read it every week but I have never written before.

John Schmidt
Christ Church
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
8 May 2009

(Ed: Thank you for reading — and for writing.)

We've surely got trouble! Right here in River City! Right here!

I am visiting New York and found your website while looking for a church to attend here. It surprises me that you did not mention in your front-page letter the musical version of Coraline. It opened just today. I passed the ticket line when I was walking back to my hotel in Bleeker Street. Now that I have read what you say about Coraline I shall, I believe, go see the show.

It is hard for me to imagine a musical about the troubles in the Anglican Church, but maybe if we all sang more songs about our troubles we would not have so many of them.

Romeo Nguyen
Saint Cyprian, St Michael
Bridgetown, BARBADOS
8 May 2009

(Ed: We didn't know about the musical version in New York City until your email. It sounds, well, interesting.)


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