Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

By Neil Gaiman   A fable set in Sussex England and a
parallel world with delightful quirky characters. When a middle aged man returns to his childhood neighborhood for a funeral, he finds himself on a bench by the "ocean" down the lane. It is on this bench that his mind travels back to his childhood, back to when he was seven years old and his friend Lettie Hempstock saved his life and changed it forever. This Narnia-like magic world spliced so perfectly with reality that the reader must pay very close attention to these beautiful words and characters to follow along. Reflecting on ones own childhood, it is interesting to contemplate why we remember some very specific details from our lives and others not at all. As Old Mrs. Hempstock quotes in the story, "you'll never get any two people to remember the same thing." I highly recommend this novel, it is both easy and unique in every way. I personally have not read many fantasy like stories and was extremely surprised how enjoyable this read was. BUY TODAY!!
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel

1 comment:

  1. Here is a marvelous fantasy that is entirely satisfying -- even though it leaves enough to your imagination and makes you want more.