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The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard #3)
Scott Lynch
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel - Neil Gaiman Having never read any of Neil Gaiman’s work before, I jumped on the opportunity to grab The Ocean at the End of the Lane for a decent price at B&N last week. As I said in my review of Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea, it takes serious skill to be able to write a full-fledged story and pack it down into under 200 pages and have it turn out great.Ocean is the tale of an unnamed seven-year-old boy, whom in his childlike ignorance of the world gets caught up in a mysteriously dark and haunting sequence of events that he can’t even begin to comprehend. He meets a girl, Lettie Hempstock, who lives down the lane, and she becomes more or less his only friend. One of their first conversations together involve the boy asking Lettie her age:Read the rest on the blog:http://abitterdraft.com/2013/08/the-ocean-at-the-end-of-the-lane-by-neil-gaiman-2.html