Friday, November 14, 2014
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Audiobook Review)
Our story began with death ... the young boy, now a middle-age man, traveling back to his hometown to attend a funeral. He finds himself wandering yet again, remembering the past that he had forgotten and the friendship that was like no other.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a tale of fiction and a bit of fantasy, but it feels so real. Hauntingly real. The end was one that left me with a mix of emotions, and possibly even a little confused. Just the feelings that death typically leave you with in real life.
Neil Gaiman put on a brilliant performance, both in his writing and in his reading. However, this is a story that I also feel I need to revisit . . . in writing . . . to more fully appreciate all this story has to offer.
What were your thoughts and feelings after reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane? Did you read it or listen to it?