Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

August 4, 2013

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

Another great read from one of my favorite authors. It’s been several years since Neil Gaiman has written an adult novel. This one, clearly prompted by a trip home for his own father’s funeral, is the story of a Gaiman-esque young man visiting his childhood home. The visit prompts reminiscence of a fantastical experience he had with the family living at the end of his lane when he was a boy. A very dark story, classic Gaiman. It’s also a quick read, so if you haven’t read his stuff before, this is a great one to start with. The prose is just beautiful.

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