The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel

by Neil Gaiman | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0062272349 Global Overview for this book
Registered by anathema-device of Graz, Steiermark Austria on 1/20/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by anathema-device from Graz, Steiermark Austria on Tuesday, January 20, 2015
When this was just out, I signed up for a bookring, but the bookring book got lost somewhere in Australia, and I forgot about it for a while. Now I found a cheap (but very pretty) used copy, so I'm giving it a try.

Definitely a book about childhood, but not a children's book. (Warning: sex scene from the point of view of an observer who is too young to understand, which makes it feel weird and creepy. Also violence that qualifies as torture, and the victim is a child. Still told in a way that makes it make sense in the context of the plot, rather than feel gratuitous and voyeuristic, as in a lot of contemporary Fantasy.)

Journal Entry 2 by anathema-device at Graz, Steiermark Austria on Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Finished in no time at all. I'm not 100% sure if I like this book. I'll give it some time and rethink this question. I'm sure it's telling me something (maybe something about myself, maybe something about my relationship with the books that Neil Gaiman has written so far), but I don't know what that is yet.

I know this much: if a book makes you think, that's a good thing. (And even books you don't like at all can make you think.)

Journal Entry 3 by anathema-device at Graz, Steiermark Austria on Monday, March 16, 2015

Released 6 yrs ago (3/16/2015 UTC) at Graz, Steiermark Austria

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This book is now travelling to the Netherlands - to be read by the winner of the Book, Tea & Chocolate Sweepstakes. I'm lucky: it was on her wishlist. Hope she likes it. :)

Journal Entry 4 by wingmotherof11wing at Dalfsen, Overijssel Netherlands on Thursday, March 19, 2015
Thank you very much, anathema-device, for sending me this wishlist book (along with lots of tea and chocolate)! I'm really looking forward to reading it!

Journal Entry 5 by wingmotherof11wing at Dalfsen, Overijssel Netherlands on Friday, April 3, 2015
What an absolutely wonderful book!!! I liked it very much! Thanks for sharing this with me, anathema-device!

Journal Entry 6 by wingmotherof11wing at Goes, Zeeland Netherlands on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Released 6 yrs ago (4/8/2015 UTC) at Goes, Zeeland Netherlands

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This wishlist book goes to Yelle1107.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Journal Entry 7 by wingYelle1107wing at Goes, Zeeland Netherlands on Thursday, April 9, 2015
I just found this book in the mail! Thank you so much for sending it to me, motherof11! As I told you, I've got quite a few books waiting to be read at the moment, but this book looks so wonderful, it will probably be read soon anyway! :)

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27 July 2015: I really enjoyed this book. It's hard to say why exactly, but the best way I can describe it is: it's a lovely "fairy tale" for adults. :) Thank you for sending this book to me, I'm very happy I've got to read it! :)

Journal Entry 8 by wingYelle1107wing at Minibieb Lincolnlaan (OBCZ) in Goes, Zeeland Netherlands on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Released 6 yrs ago (7/28/2015 UTC) at Minibieb Lincolnlaan (OBCZ) in Goes, Zeeland Netherlands

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This lovely book will now go to the Minibieb Lincolnlaan! :)

Journal Entry 9 by Di_K at Minibieb Vijverlaan in Leersum, Utrecht Netherlands on Sunday, January 27, 2019

Released 2 yrs ago (1/31/2019 UTC) at Minibieb Vijverlaan in Leersum, Utrecht Netherlands

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