28. October 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fantasy, Fiction, Kira · Tags:

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, 181 pages, read by Kira, on 10/26/2013

Another wondocean enderful tale by Neil Gaiman.  The 7 year old protagonist has his world turned upside down and inside out, when malignant forces seep/invade his world.  At the end of the Lane is the Hempstock farmhouse live the 3 crones who protect the world and keep problematic forces where they belong.

I foundNEIL GAIMAN.indd it delightful how central books were to the protagonists life, the part about jumping into trees or onto poles, reminded me of myself, I thought jumping into a tree would be quite feasible, though I’d never seen a real person do so.  I wonder at Gaiman’s connection to his parents during Gaiman_McKean_OceansAtTheEnd_1childhood, given that so many of Gaiman’s tales feature disconnected parents.  Especially since the dedication to his new wife Amanda Palmer, something to the effect – so you can understaocean end lanend … hmmm.

At the end of the novel, I had to return to the beginning chapter in an attempt to fill in a couple blanks.  Was it his Father’s funeral?

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