The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Books | Fiction / Magical Realism
A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real...
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"a sweet and scary parable about childhood and adulthood. Still chewing on it, but I think it suggests that neither adults nor children are completely innocent or corrupt. “Ocean” is not a clean metaphor, though there are many theme statements: “The truth is, there aren’t any grown-ups. Not one, in the whole wide world”. I could use more world building, and I’m not sure Gaiman himself even has it all figured out, but that’s part of the fun. "