The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Neil Gaiman

181 pages first pub 2013 (editions)

fiction fantasy horror magical realism adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced

Description

This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real...A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 62,745 reviews

Moods

mysterious 76%
adventurous 68%
dark 63%
emotional 41%
reflective 37%
tense 27%
sad 21%
hopeful 14%
inspiring 9%
challenging 8%
lighthearted 5%
funny 4%
relaxing 3%

Pace

medium 55%
fast 36%
slow 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Plot: 27% | Character: 21%

Strong character development?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 20% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 60% | Yes: 18% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 44% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.05

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