The cat yawned slowly, carefully, revealing a mouth and tongue of astounding pinkness. "Cats don't have names," it said.
"No?" said Coraline.
"No," said the cat. "Now, you people have names. That's because you don't know who you are. We know who we are, so we don't need names."
We went to see Coraline last night. It was scary. I haven't jumped so much at the cinema since we found ourselves, somewhat accidentally, watching 28 Weeks Later. I was glad that I had my husband's armpit to hide in. I don't like scary films.
. words and picture from Neil Gaiman's Coraline.