The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman was a selection that I read for one of the book clubs I belong to. Not wanting to spend money on a book by an author I've never heard of, I checked the book out of my local library. The librarian happily told me that she absolutely loved the book and more people should read it.
After reading approximately 80 pages, I was beginning to wonder if anything was going to happen in the book as I was bored to tears. When I finished the book, I was quite disappointed. I felt that Gaiman was trying for the same sense of style of Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus and hoping for the wild popularity as well, but he failed miserably.
I didn't get anything out of the novel and was quite surprised that The Ocean At The End Of The Lane was an adult novel as it seemed quite childish to me. It seemed as thought it was written for the 9 to 12 age group.
Rating: 1 of 5 stars