The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman has done it again! He wrote just the book that I wanted to read. Both beautiful and haunting at the same time. He balances just enough myth and magic with a little bit of real life. It's a modern fairy tale for grown ups. Like most of his books, it contains that little bit of wisdom he imparts on the read. The only regret I have is not reading it sooner.

 

His characters are always fantastic. They draw you in. I loved the three generations of Hempstocks. As always, his endings always have that twist that you never really see coming. He is a genius at wrapping up his books really well.

 

The book is quite short, less than 200 pages. It reads super easy. It took me only one night to finish. I could not put it down. Magical realism is not for everyone. If you have never read Neil Gaiman and not use to his writing style then you probably don't want to start with this one.

 

Another book in to the to be re-read pile.