Here is the official blurb:
"A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys. This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real..."
You can poke around his website and find out more about his books here: http://www.neilgaiman.com/
I've been thinking about what to say about this book since I finished it. I don't want to give too much away, because that would spoil the wonder of it all. Suffice it to say, it's so well-written that it makes you think that it could really almost happen. It makes you want to believe in the unbelievable. And it makes you remember the sort of breathless joy and fear of being a loner child with a vivid imagination. (probably even if you weren't... though I totally was). It is full of myth and monster, archetype and fairy story... in short, all the things I have loved since I was a child. You're never too old for a fairy tale in my opinion. Somehow there is more truth to them than a thousand works of non-fiction.
For some reason this book just spoke to my reader's soul and made me happy. The more of Gaiman's work I read, the more I believe he is one of the most brilliant, wise and kind-hearted authors ever.
I would heartily recommend this book!
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