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Paperback Ocean At The End Of The Lane Book

ISBN: 1472200349

ISBN13: 9781472200341

Ocean At The End Of The Lane

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#1 New York Times Bestseller From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, a haunting novel that explores the awesome power of memory, friendship, and sacrificeone of ten classic Gaiman works... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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8 ratings

In my opinion aren’t really good or bad. They’re either for you or they’re for someone else.

This book was not for me. Many of the very good reviews about this book represent feeling as though you’re a child again and the symbolism included in this book. There is certainly symbolism, and there are of course moments the book might evoke the feelings of childhood in you. Most of the time I read this book, thinking of the reviews and symbolism that has taken it so far it reminded me of my time as an assistant to an artist. He accidentally left a foot print in one of his art pieces. Instead of fixing it or changing it, when the time came to reveal the painting at his art show he had crafted a short story about how the footprint represented the toll we have taken on the Earth and how much damage we’re doing to it. Later on he told me, “People eat that kind of thing up. A lot of the time you see those kinds of symbols they’re just mistakes artists cover with a story that sounds good.” Given that most of the symbolism in the book is fairly blatantly rejected by the pace of the story within several pages, I feel like this is the same approach.

my favorite neil gaiman

both this and the graveyard book can have me sobbing through the entire thing. such a delicate and gorgeous story.

Love it!

Love it!

Love this book

I’m definitely going to re read this it was so good!

Excellent read

This was my first book by Neil Gaiman and I was pleasantly surprised. The story is packed into a relatively small book. The main character is easy to relate to even though he's a child. It makes you remember your childhood and root for the good guys. The style of writing reminds me of The Book of Lost Things by John Connelly. I'd recommend both to anyone wanting to get completely absorbed by a story!

Pleasantly Surprised

I expected to like this book, but I did not expect to like it as much as I did. I went in knowing nothing about what it was about, and that was probably for the best because it was one big adventure in a small book.

Another amazingly eclectic story from Neil Gaiman...

I wasn't sure where this story was going to take me and that's what I loved most! Neil Gaiman is a stellar storyteller! I was taken up by the first chapter and found myself thinking about the book throughout the day. It was incredibly original, scary at times, and forever magical! Definitely recommend!

Beautiful and thought provoking storytelling

This novel has been the best reading experience I've had this year. This is my first Neil Gaiman novel and I can't wait to get my hands on more of his work. Our lead character is a young boy whos character is written so well you get nostalgic for the times of being afraid of the dark. You easily get lost in the boys imagination, emotions and thoughts(especially his palette).You really grow to love all the characters in this novel, each in a different way of course.The Hempstocks are unique characters hidden under a veil of curiosity and wonder. There are fantasy elements that make you lose yourself and Gaiman illustrates them masterfully in your minds eye. This novel is a beautiful work of art that anyone who loves a little fantasy will truly enjoy.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane Mentions in Our Blog

The Ocean at the End of the Lane in 10x10: The Best Books of the Decade
10x10: The Best Books of the Decade
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • December 20, 2019

Here's our fourth installment for the best books of the past decade. Each week for five weeks, we are presenting top ten lists of the best books of the past decade in two different genres. A total of ten lists of ten: 10 x 10 equals 100! This week's lists are SciFi/Fantasy and Thriller/Mystery. Here are our picks for the top ten of each.

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