Book Review: The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

Title: The Ocean At The End Of The Lane
Author: Neil Gaiman

Publication Date: 10 April 2014

Page Count: 272

Publisher: Headline

Rating: 3/4

Plot Overview:

This is a story about a man who goes back to the place he grew up. Upon doing this memories flood in about things which he had forgotten. 

The book takes on a supernatural theme which builds and comes to a rapid end and involves creatures of a mysterious nature.


If I’m honest I wasn’t that impressed. I had heard so much good stuff about Neil’s books. Prehaps this was just one of the not so good ones. 

I felt that the story seemed out of place. It didn’t build, it just was and then it was over. I felt it could have been longer, with more explanation of what was happening. 

The story itself is good but I just felt it lacked something.

This doesn’t rate that highly for me unfortunately. 

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x 


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