I really enjoyed reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane, but it didn't quite do for me what I thought it would.
It is as a work of Gaiman, incredibly well written, full of amazing characters and creatures and the oddest imaginations, fantastic prose etc etc. As expected,with the exception of Stardust, every single thing I've read that he's written has been brilliant, and so is this.
And yet, I just don't love it. Not quite.
It's hard to review a book when your feelings are this mixed up. I just cannot put a finger on what exactly bothers me which is why it's taken me 2 months to even write this sorry excuse of a review. Peace out.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman
248 pages / published in 2013
Review by Iben Jakobsen, BoB, 2014