The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Publish date: 2014-01-16
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Audience: Adult Format: Audiobook/Owned It was only a duck pond, out at the back of the farm. - first sentence Neil Gaiman's voice is amazing. I loved listening to him narrate this story. Basically this story is about growing up and how at seven years old, adults seem so big and important, y...
by Neil Gaiman This is a prime example of what is known as Magical Realism, a story set in the ordinary world that wanders into some magical situations. It's an enchanting story about a man who visits his childhood home and the house of a girl who lived at the end of the lane, Lettie, who became h...
I have no words for this. I'm gonna need to sit with this for at least a day or so. I totally had a dream/nightmare about Ursula Monkton too. My heart/soul has goosebumps now.
I thought I disliked magical realism, but I was so wrong. This is my first Gaiman, and it blew me away. He has an uncanny ability to capture and communicate the things children think and feel, and I was whizzed back to my own childhood more than once. I got caught up in the story and felt actual sus...
Some authors should not narrate their own books. But Neil Gaiman is not one of those authors. Neil Gaiman should narrate everything: His books, my shopping lists, your GPS directions. Listening to Gaiman's narration of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, I just kept thinking "delightful," not just...
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