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The Block

A blog for authors and readers by publishers. By Wordsmack - a South African speculative science fiction publisher. Wordsmack accepts short stories, novellas and novels on a year-long submissions basis.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel - Neil Gaiman I'm not quite sure what to make of this book. I enjoyed it - as with all Gaiman books - but it seemed to be lackign something. I'm not sure whether it is because it's supposed to be a novel, but it's written as a children's book most of the time, or whether the characters just aren't that well developed. The story itself seems to lag sometimes. But then I read it in two days and it intrigued me too, so... Basically I'm a bit underwhelmed, but would recommend it to Gaiman fans.