Josephine’s #CBR5 Review #59 : The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

It’s Gaiman so you expect good. It is very good and genuinely scary. Scarier than Coraline. There is no way I could have read it as a child. I struggled as a 39-year-old. Short but really not sweet, lyrical, magical and for children but anything but childish. A must read.

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Or as usual Goodreads says it better (all praise cut and paste) “A groundbreaking work from a master, The Ocean at the End of the Laneis told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out. It is a stirring, terrifying, and elegiac fable as delicate as a butterfly’s wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark.”

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