Book Reviews,  Coming of Age,  Horror

Book Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the LaneThe Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I’m of mixed feelings about this book, which is something I’ve never said about a Neil Gaiman book before. As always, his wordsmithery is gorgeous, the mood-setting quickly draws a reader into his strange reality, and the characters are well-crafted and very interesting.

But, I didn’t enjoy the story. The plot is a strong one, but I couldn’t bring myself to engage with it. I bonded with the characters and setting, but could not emotionally connect with what was happening to them.

I’ve read other reviews just to see if I was the only one, and it looks like this is a book that most people either love or hate. I’m on the fence. I want to love it and I certainly don’t hate it, but I’m quite ready to move on to another book now.

View all my Goodreads reviews

Spread the love

Lori Alden Holuta lives between the cornfields of Mid-Michigan, where she grows vegetables and herbs when she’s not writing, editing, or playing games with a cat named Chives.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *