Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Ocean at the End of The Lane

 
 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman
A short novel about a boy (based on Neil himself) who discovers that the universe is full of secrets beyond his wildest dreams. The themes of memories, love and loss are brilliantly exposed in a unknown and vast world of magic and chaos. It was tightly written novel packed with elaborate magical realism that I couldn't help but believe. The last couple chapters had me in tears and the afterglow lasted for days. Never has a book touched my heart so deeply.


 

This book speaks to a world of dreamers, writers, creators and artists. It reminds us that we all have stories tangled deep within our sub-conscience that makes us who we are; and these stories will come out one way or another. 
How can you be happy in this world? You have a hole in your heart. You have a gateway inside you to lands beyond the world you know. They will call you, as you grow.

I do not want to unleash any nasty spoilers so I will keep this review short and sweet. My favorite book has reminded me of my love for Neil Gaiman's work. He has really dug deep into himself to write this piece and I am pleased to see it's getting the recognition it deserves.

This is a book I will read many times, and probably have to buy many copies of. Everyone needs to be a part of The Ocean at the End of The Lane. 
 

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Bankruptcy Attorney Chicago Law Office of Lorraine Greenberg, click here for more said...

I think that this is the sort of book best approached with little to no idea what it's about. It's one of, if not Gaiman's most polished book. It's short, yet exactly the length that it needs to be, no more, no less. It's beautiful. Read it.

Emily Hancock said...

I had the same reaction to the book absolutely stunning! Just finished Neverwhere by Neil Gaimen also I am addicted to his books!
Love your blog xx

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