Mar. 29th, 2014

nentari: (Luna: reading)
I've finished reading Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

As always when it comes to Gaiman, it was a brilliant read, but what drew to me the most is that the story felt like something Diana Wynne Jones (who was a friend and inspiration for Gaiman) could have written. I got vibes from Time of the Ghost especially. Gaiman says the Hempstocks have made an appearance in some form or another in previous books like Stardust or The Graveyard Book (I'll need to reread those to spot them, which I'm sure won't be hard), but I feel they have probably been peeking in the pages of DWJ's books too. That, and like her, Gaiman has used pieces of his own childhood.

Overall, a book I highly recommend.
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