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>>>> 

This entry was posted in British, sci-fi/fantasy. Bookmark the permalink.

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. 😉

    Like

    • 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.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s