The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (9/52)

Reminiscing about your youth can trap you in a wormhole to re-experience the emotions and senses. Gaiman does that craftily in this short novel. Telling the story of a middle-aged man who returns to the farm at the end of the lane where a suicide happened, he remembers the mysteries that befell him. It is fantasy, which I don’t normally read, that is elegy and fable. The writing is beautiful. The weight of the story is real. Recommended read.

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