I ENJOYED every minute of this book! What fun!
I read it in a week. Slightly less. Just what I needed! Captivates from the very first page.
My youngest just received Neil Gaiman’s latest book “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” as a gift. I told him I had heard it mentioned a lot and expressed interest in reading it. He recommended I read this one first. He says its his best.
The cover calls it a children’s book. It didn’t bother me. There’s plenty of references and puns I bet kids don’t get, clearly for adults! Just one question though, do all British books have to have a part with a mean teacher/governess in it? Or at least that seems mean in the beginning (this one turns out to be special, unspurprisingly.)? I read a lot of Enod Blyton when I was a kid, not to mention a host of others.
Anyway, I enjoyed it so much I consulted with my son, who had also finished his book in less than a week. I thought I might break my own rule about not reading two books by the same author in a row, even if I really like the author (I usually enjoy the second one less). It’s tempting to have the new book in the house. He advised against it. I quote: “The Ocean book is good, but different and not quite as good as the Graveyard one. You’ll enjoy it more if you wait for a few months”.
I’ve decided to take his advice.