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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
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Dec 06, 2015

it was amazing

This book made me feel like a kid again, reading A Wrinkle in Time. It specifically reminded me of A Wrinkle in Time -- maybe because of the three women (witches)? I don't have a lot to say about it, because it was just a book I felt, and it is a simple book, but to me, just perfectly put together. It is just what a fairy tale should be: a little wondrous, a little creepy, tinged with the unknowable and filled with vivid imagery that sticks with you even if you forget what the story was. I suppose it could have been a child's book without the framing device -- but the frame, especially at the end, was what really elevated it, for me.

Edited to add: One of my favorite little details was when the protagonist was trying to escape his misery by reading his mother's childhood books from the 1930s with plucky heroines and the plots kept getting more and more absurd. Just a great little detail.
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Reading Progress

December 6, 2015 – Shelved
December 6, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
January 1, 2016 – Started Reading
January 9, 2016 – Finished Reading

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