Neil Gaiman released his latest novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, in early summer of 2013. Call me a fangirl, but even before publication, there was no question that Gaiman's latest mindart would merit five stars. After all, Neil Gaiman's latest novel was written by, you know, Neil Gaiman. The man's won four Hugo Awards, both the Newbery and Carnegie Medals, and a Horn Book Honor - and those don't even make up half his list of notable recognitions.
While much shorter than such of his other behemoths as American Gods and Good Omens, The Ocean at the End of the Lane delivers just as much world warping, character mystique, sci-fi strangeness - and possibly even a nod to Poe - as Gaiman's longer works.
Bottom line? Read it. Now. Yesterday, if you can manage it. It's worth the hardcover price.
Oh, and speaking of prices - if you've got an extra $2500 lying around and aren't too slow, you might have the chance to drop that $2.5k on evening out to dinner with - yes, that is right - Neil Gaiman himself when he comes to Los Angeles in early 2014.
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