Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Teaser Tuesday: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane –
William Morrow Books

I went away in my head, into a book. That was where I went whenever real life was too hard or too inflexible.
— Chapter 6

Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are things people are scared of. Some of them are things that look like things people used to be scared of a long time ago. Sometimes monsters are things people should be scared of, but they aren’t.
— Chapter 10


Some books get better every time you read them and this is most definitely a book that not only needs but deserves to be read multiple times. Neil Gaiman is one of my no questions asked buy authors and while I like all his writing I think that this is one of his most beautiful books. And it works at so many levels, too! The story itself is a little confusing at first glance, because the narration needs a little getting used to, but once you get into it and at the second read at the latest the different layers of the narration start to unfold. There are so many wonderful and true sentences in this book that I keep looking at my highlighted quotes and realise that there is actually a good portion of the book that is marked in some way.

Do you have a book that you can re-read regularly and still discover new things in it? Let’s hear from you in the comments!

4 comments:

sjhigbee said...

I'm delighted that you find this book so meaningful - the prose is certainly beautiful. I don't reread books, but the last one that had me feel excited and moved was Jo Walton's Necessity, the last book in her Thessaly trilogy. My TT this week is a swashbuckling adventure and so much more... https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/11/08/teaser-tuesday-8th-november-2016/

Laura said...

Great teasers! I really enjoyed that book. My Teaser is from a humorous mystery.

Kathy Martin said...

Nice teasers. I really should add this one to my reading stack. This week I am teasing Flashfall by Jenny Moyer - an upcoming YA Science Fiction title. Happy reading!

Laura Thomas said...

I love how his mind works! Such a wonderful writer.

My TT from The Scorpio Races

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