Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman

Sitting down to blog this book, I don't quite know where to start. I truly enjoyed reading this book. 
While in his home town for a funeral, a middle aged man drives to the site of his parents' former home and  visits the farm at the end of the road, where he remembers some curious events from when he was seven... He remembers being caught up in the aftermath of a houseguest's death, a doorway is opened to another world--a world of nightmares and fairytale monsters, of magical kittens and brave eleven-year old girls who are older and wise r than creation. And it's there his adventure starts and, just as abruptly, ends.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane deals with dreams, the effect of belief on reality, and forgotten things, like things that every kid knows and every adult has forgotten.

There's not a lot I can say without giving away the best bits. A haunting novel about sacrifice, boundaries, and things remembered. So many twisted and tattered new characters to get into our heads and under our skin.
That's about all I can say. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a really quick read but full of interesting ideas and great moments.

RPA 2/26/14

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