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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
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Nov 17, 2017

it was amazing
bookshelves: z-finished
Read on November 17, 2017

"How can 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."

I lack the words necessary to properly describe how this book made me feel. The imagery. The ability to relate to how people feel in a given moment. The words coming from Lettie every time she spoke.

If you pick up no other book by Neil Gaiman, let this be the one.
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