Sunday, January 12, 2014

on book 2

book 2 of 60: the ocean at the end of the lane by neil gaiman

date started: 1.5.2014
date completed: 1.9.2014

i freaking love neil gaiman.  this book is so rich in themes: loss, reminiscence, longing for childhood, getting what you need exactly when you need it--not on your own terms, sacrifice,

more than anything, i loved this book for the style.  gaiman is so very good at creating worlds and the vivid characters who inhabit them, and that is especially true of the book.

also interesting is that the book functions as a frame narrative, something you don't see very often these days.  this format is beautifully woven together with the frame.

the book is absolutely beautiful and is full of riches.

probable next read:  night film by marisha pessl  

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