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The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman!

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The Ocean At The End Of The Lane – or author Neil Gaiman in general – were recommended to me by several people recently. Finally, my pal Marie borrowed me her copy. Here comes my book review…

Summary: A middle-aged man returnes to his childhood hometown because of a funeral. Afterwards, instead of driving to his sister’s house, he just drives across the landscape and lands on a farm (at the end of a lane), where his childhood friend Lettie Hempstock once lived. Behind the house is a pond that Lettie always called ‘her ocean’. When the man arrives at the pond he remembers long-lost and forgotten events from the past … involving Lettie, her and his family members, supernaturals, worms and other scary things.

Conclusion: Since I am not that into the fantasy genre, I was sceptical if I would like the story (supernaturals!). But as I just found out originally Gaiman wrote it for his wife, who isn’t into fantasy as much as me. The book really grabbed me and I couldn’t put it down. Neil Gaiman’s words are wonderfully orchestrated – it was a treat for a book-worm (no pun intended) like me and touches all the big life topics: Growing-up, friendship, love, parenthood, play, adventures, responsibility. A big, big must-read … even for non-fantasy fans!

I wish you a thrilling weekend with lots of happy-mysterious moments!

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2 Comments

  1. Marie

    So thrilling!! I was so scared when i read it but i still couldn’t stop reading… 🙂

  2. Franzi

    That I was exactly my feeling while reading it :D!

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