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The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Signed Edition) - Community Reviews back

by Neil Gaiman
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TonyTalbot rated it 5 months ago
A man sits beside a pond and remembers when he was seven years old and the pond was an ocean. And his neighbours seemed to be immortal…This is my second exploration of Gaiman, after Coraline and Other Stories. I was undecided then whether I’d get into Gaiman or whether he’d end up as take-him-or-lea...
Aerin rated it 9 months ago
This is a short book and simple enough to summarize: A man, returning to visit his childhood home in rural England, finds that the scenery evokes strange and perilous memories that couldn't possibly be real - about a supernatural attack on the neighborhood when he was seven years old, and the little...
warrior rated it 1 year ago
It's a Neil Gaiman book that has to do with mythology, which should mean that it's perfect for me... Only this one suffered from the same problem that American Gods did: it was trying far too hard to be dark and "realistic". I definitely found myself enjoying this one far more than the other one, bu...
Linda78 rated it 1 year ago
Can a pond be an ocean? This isn't the best that Gaiman's ever written, but it's still filled with his delightful prose and vivid imagination. The boy who is the POV character is more of a witness to the events around him, even while he's the unwitting reason for many of them. Leti, her mom and gr...
Books & Chocolate
Books & Chocolate rated it 1 year ago
I can see how The Ocean at the End of the Lane would be a thing of magic to many readers. It's certainly well written and imaginative. And I didn't feel as though it was incomplete despite the short length. This was my first book by Gaiman, so I wasn't sure what to expect. While I did enjoy the st...
Haidji - Books...and...Books!
Haidji - Books...and...Books! rated it 2 years ago
Imaginative and intense,The Ocean at the end of the Lane is a sweet, yet scary, story of childhood innocence and imagination.
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 2 years ago
I listened to this on audio, performed by Neil Gaiman and I have to say that I enjoyed it more than I did when I tried reading it a few years ago. Perhaps it was the hype of the novel when it first came out, or perhaps it was because it was a fantasy novel which I wasn't a big fan of years ago, but ...
Just One More Chapter
Just One More Chapter rated it 2 years ago
I enjoyed this gem via audiobook using Hoopla, which is annoying and glitchy but that's neither here nor there, and I am astounded anew each time I venture into the extremely rich, creative mind of Mr. Neil Gaiman. He narrates his own books and really who knows better the tone implied or the necessa...
Just a book blog
Just a book blog rated it 2 years ago
A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. The house is long gone but he finds himself drawn to the old farmhouse at the end of the road where his childhood friend lived. Lettie Hempstock wasn't an ordinary little girl and her mother and grandmother weren't ordinary women. ...
Tannat rated it 2 years ago
I listened to the audiobook back in January, and I think I’ll let my rating stand. Then as now, what really drove up the rating at the end was Ocean, the black cat from the field. I had to kind of psych myself up to dive in, though, because I do find the opal miner’s arrival difficult to read. In so...
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