The Ocean at the End of the Lane
I’ve read actually listened, “The Ocean At The End of the Lane” at the end of this year (2013). Neil Gaiman is really a great author and he is also a greate narrator.
As in his previous works, this book shows how a modern fairy tale can be told. Despite the main characters young age, the story is written especially for adults. I really enjoyed the whole story and find many things about my childhood memories. Like in the story some are real and some are my fictions. This one is told in this quote:
“Different people remember things differently, and you’ll not get any two people to remember anything the same, whether they were there or not.”
The whole novella is very short but tells many things, and also there are a few great stories in the book. As the nameless boy I liked Lettie Hempstock and hated Ursula Monkton.
The story is told from The Nameless Boy’s point of view. You can feel all the feelings and thoughts of the main character, and also become the nameless boy in the middle of the story.
There is a great quote in the book:
“Adults follow paths. Children explore. Adults are content to walk the same way, hundreds of times, or thousands; perhaps it never occurs to adults to step off the paths, to creep beneath rhododendrons, to find the spaces between fences.”