Ocean at the End of the Lane: Bewitching Tale of Memory and Magic

oceanattheendofthelane Title: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Author: Neil Gaiman
Summary: A middle aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn’t thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she’d claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse where she once lived, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.
I started reading it because I love Neil Gaiman’s work.
I kept reading because it was so gripping and so compelling. The story had me mesmerized by the first page and the writing is so amazing. Neil Gaiman created a beautiful story with masterful characters and plot twists. Neil Gaiman is daring to create the impossible. The magic in the story is kept alive so well by all of the characters.
If the narrator was in a yearbook, he would be voted: “Believer”
Six Word Summary: Bewitching tale of memory and magic
I would recommend this to anyone who loves dark fantasy. For those who believe in fairy tales and magic, coupled with truly terrifying evil doers.
–Rachel, 17, Greenlake

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