Reader Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by patron reviewer

ocean at the end of the laneNeil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” is the amazing story of a nameless man who returns to his childhood home to remember. His childhood, no matter how his adult mind skews it, was a magical adventure that he shared with his childhood friend Lettie Hempstock. This story is filled with darkness, intrigue and relatability. Though you may have not had the fanciful upbringing the young boy from the book had, you will find things that make you really stop, close the book and realize what a tremendous piece of work you are reading. I loved this book and was able to finish it in a day. Definitely give yourself time to truly delve into yet another one of Neil Gaiman’s amazing worlds.

Three words that describe this book: enchanting, thrilling and magical

You might want to pick this book up if: If you enjoy dark imagery, magical realism and nostalgia you will love this book. There are elements that make you simply shiver with delight.

-Taylor

Author: patron reviewer

As part of the library’s Adult Summer Reading program each year, we invite patrons – just like you! – to submit book reviews.

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