Monday, April 14, 2014

Book Review - The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman is a story about childhood. It's fantasy, YA, Horror, Drama its everything our childhood was. I admit I wanted to read this or any of Neil's books for a very long time so I was very happy when it finally became possible.

The story starts with a middle aged man attending a funeral and then he goes to look at his old home which is no longer there and then he goes to the end of the lane to the place where he had whale of a time when he was 7 years old. This book starts as a simple memoir and jumps head first in the world of supernatural and all powerful beings and an ocean which is just a duck pond. But he was convinced by Lettie who was 11 that it was an Ocean.

This is truly a magical book which would take you back to your childhood which was filled with magic and the moments which you can no longer believe to be absolutely true or may be that would happen to me and you when we are little more older. Till then enjoy the ride again its a fairly small book but you would wish that it would've been longer. But as all things perfect it is the way it was supposed to be neither too short nor too long, it is just right. If you get a chance by all means do read this book you won't be disappointed.

My Ratings  - 5/5
In Stars        - ***** / *****

Since this my first book by Neil Gaiman it would go for First Reads Challenge 2014.


  1. Thank you will catch up with this book !!!

  2. I loved this book. Completely agree!


  3. Hi Vikas--found you via IWSG. This book sounds interesting. I'll have to add it to my reading list. Thanks for the honest review :)

    1. Thanks Randi for dropping by .. I am glad you chose to visit me and my blog. You are welcome.

  4. "It's everything our childhood was." Couldn't agree more!


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