Book Reviews

   

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

I chose to read this book which was on the best seller list.

In it a middle aged man returns to his childhood home and is drawn to the farm at the end of the road where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl and her mother and grandmother.  As he sits by the pond the unremembered past comes flooding back – a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.

This is the first Neil Gaiman book I have read, and while it was not what I expected, I really enjoyed reading it.  I love his prose and the many profound statements within this book.  The author described some things so movingly that it made me nostalgic for my childhood!  I would have typically put down the book at the first sign of a 'monster', but I found myself pulled into the story and thinking about it long after it was over.

I would recommend this book and give it 4 stars.