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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
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really liked it

This book surprised me. It's marketed as a novel, an adult fairy tale, yet it reads more like a young-adult short story - all well and good apart from the adult novel price tag. That complaint aside, it's a good read, some nice ideas and decent writing as you'd expect from Neal Gaiman. I wanted to love it, but as the ending approached, the story felt constrained in a straight jacket. There were so many characters and subplots dying to be released, to be given more space, but in the end they remained trapped in this quick read. Maybe a follow-on is in the works - fingers crossed.

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Reading Progress

September 26, 2013 – Started Reading
September 26, 2013 – Shelved
October 21, 2013 – Finished Reading

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