The Ocean at the End of the Lane review


“Books were safer than other people anyway.”

So, what can I say about a book that was just……AMAZING IN EVERY WAY?

Let me just say that I loved magical realism before I knew what magical realism was. This isn’t my first romp in Gaiman-land but I have only read Coraline otherwise so…basically now I am buying every one of his other books.

Contrary to other opinions, this book was not confusing to me at all. It’s true to Neil Gaiman’s staple which is making you feel uneasy yet oddly safe because you know that good will prevail. It’s about good vs evil, the end of innocence and friendship and bravery and loss.

And this tidbit of truth: “Peas baffled me. I could not understand why grown-ups would take things that tasted so good raw, and then put them in tins, and make them revolting.”

This book is weird and beautiful and everything you want in a weird and beautiful book. At under 200 pages, I truly did not even want it to end. I read the thing in one day. *insert sad face*

I don’t want to give anything away. I’d like people to go in blind like I did and be pleasantly. surprised.

If you don’t Neil Gaiman, you probably won’t like this. If you do, read this. If you aren’t sure, read this.


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