Book review : The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the LaneThe Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is about a man in his forties who has just been to a family funeral and who returns to his childhood home and the memories that come flooding back from more than forty years ago some pleasant, and some not so, from the moment the lodger stole the family car and committed suicide in it.

It is neither a young adult nor an adult book it is a book for everyone and can be enjoyed by everyone.

It is mostly written from the point of view of child aged 7, and it is fascinating the way that the world and the events in it are interpreted by someone of that age.

We can all remember what it was like to be seven years old and how the world looked to us at that time which makes this rather a nostalgic read, as it takes you back to that time in your life, and what it was like to be a child.

I can do nothing more than recommend that you read this book as it is a book that is difficult to dislike, especially if you are a fan of Neil Gaiman, and, if you are a fan of his work, then you will more than likely love it.

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