Monday, October 14, 2013
I have just finished Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Whoa...he is dark. Previously I read The Graveyard Book and American Gods. I liked the premise of American Gods. Reminded me of the way Mt. Olympus had moved to America in the Percy Jackson series. And The Graveyard Book was a Newbery Winner. This most recent book is written for adults, but it was very troubling to me. What sort of mind creates these works? I liked the Hempstock women. Interesting characters. I did not very much like the narrator, main character. When I finished I sought out some reviews to see if my take was the same of others...probably not.
Here are links to several you may want to check out for yourself.
As for me, glad I read it, but it was discomforting and I didn't like it...not even the cover.