**spoiler alert** I don't really want to write a review. A review seems like a difficult thing to write when there is so much in a story that touches**spoiler alert** I don't really want to write a review. A review seems like a difficult thing to write when there is so much in a story that touches you. I loved this book and I just decided to write this to mark a passage that touched me deeply. The voices of monsters. Mostly for my own sake because I didn't want to add it to the quotes section for the book, I think it contains too many spoilers. If you haven't read the book, I would recommend that you do not read any further.
"How could you be happy in this world? You have a hole in your heart. You have a gateway inside you to lands beyond the world you know. They will call you, as you grow. There can never be a time when you forget them, when you are not, in your heart, questing after something you cannot have, something you cannot even properly imagine, the lack of which will spoil your sleep and your day and your life, until you close your eyes for the final time, until your loved ones give you poison and sell you to anatomy, and even then you will die with a hole inside you, and you will wail and curse at a life ill-lived."
The life we have, should be lived without regrets. In moments where we are taking stock of ourselves only to find that we can not pass or fail at being human. The oceans of knowledge, not always at the end of the lane, we will never truly fathom. This book was all this and so much more. The Ocean at the End of the Lane, touching places in my heart only monsters and love could find and attach themselves too....more