5.31.2014

finished reading...

This is an intriguing novel. I felt compelled to read it because it is beautifully written. However, I don't enjoy fantasy fiction so I didn't love it. I know I'm unpopular on this front. But I could appreciate the book and there are aspects I did enjoy, overall I just didn't get it.

From the publisher:
Sussex, England. 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 the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.

3 comments:

Paula Kaye said...

It does sound interesting but I am like you in not being a fan of fantasy fiction

Wendy Klik said...

I think it sounds very intriguing and I am a fan of fantasy fiction.

endomental said...

I really like Neil Gaiman's writing style, so if you don't care for fantasy fiction, at least you chose a talented author to read. I may just give it a try.