The Ocean at the End of the Lane

oceanattheThe Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman
2013/259 pages (Kindle)
rating:  7 /  fantasy

First off,  I am NOT a fantasy fan and I’m not sure I would have read this had it not  been for the Bookies II reading group where there are fans of the genre.   The book did get a lot of hype though and from the reviews it was widely enjoyed.  (sigh)

A middle-age man returns to the scene >>>>MORE>>>> 

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2 Responses to The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  1. Carmen says:

    I didn’t know this was a fantasy read. Luckily it is on the short side. 😉


    • It’s not heavy fantasy at all – it’s a gentle kind of fantasy and I actually rather enjoyed it. It’s only when an author goes off into fantasy it usually costs any identification I might have had going with the characters which is not all that vital because themes and literary value and compelling plot line are also very important – maybe more important than “identifying” with characters. Still, with fantasy, there’s often nothing much left for me, with a few notable exceptions – Tolkien, le Guin, J.K. Rowling, Lewis Carroll, others.


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