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Neil Gaiman FTW

The Ocean at the End of the LaneHow do you do this in only 178 pages, Neil? How?? How???

You know how there are some books that, when you finish them, you don't want to start another one, at least not right away? You don't want the experience you've just had to be overwritten, or diluted; instead you want to cherish it for a little longer. Let it steep, as it were.

This is that sort of book.

The main character is a child, but this is not a children's book, not by a long shot. A healthy dollop of myth, a bit of poetry, a glimpse or two of deep mystery, frosted with horror and seasoned with that pure intensity of emotion that's hard to recapture outside of childhood...

Oh, just go read it, will you? Preferably now, and in one sitting. It's brilliant.

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mimimanderly
Aug. 23rd, 2013 10:43 am (UTC)
I went straight to Amazon, before even reading the rest of my friends page, read a couple reviews, decided it was exactly the sort of thing I'd like to read, and ordered. BAM! Thanks for the reccie. I loved The Graveyard Book, and it is one of the few books I've kept after reading because it resonated with me. I can't wait for this one to arrive! But it's coming all the way from Seattle....
delphipsmith
Aug. 23rd, 2013 08:46 pm (UTC)
Yay!!! When you've read it, come back and tell me what you thought.
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