Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Review: The Ocean At The End Of The Lane: A Novel By: Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the LaneThe Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Where have I been? I have found quotes by Mr. Gaiman on Goodreads that have reached into me, letting me know, this is someone I must read – What took me so long?!! I am simply in love with the prose and the way the words weave, the story, the simple magic that reminds the reader why you fell in love with reading to begin with.
A story told in first person that reflects back on the summer after turning seven. Finding himself driving after a funeral down past where he used to live, down the dirt lane, to the end, to the Hempstock Farm, to sit and remember bits and pieces by the pond he knows as Lettie’s Ocean. Enter a world of old, of before, suspend your belief, know that fairy rings are there for reasons. This is an adult “fairy tale” to term it loosely. Find yourself lost where monsters hide behind beauty and even unlock the evil within those you trust the most and the greatest courage lies within children.
I did not want this story to end, and when it did, I wanted to reread it. I wanted to lose myself within the world that Mr. Gaiman created. A short read, but one that you will find highly satisfying and will definitely stay with you. I am now hooked and want everything this man has ever written, you will too.

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