Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“How can you be happy in this world? You have a hole in your heart. You have a gateway inside you to lands beyond the world you know. They will call you, as you grow. There can never be a time when you forget them, when you are not, in your heart, questing after something you cannot have, something you cannot even properly imagine, the lack of which will spoil your sleep and your day and your life, until you close your eyes for the final time, until your loved ones give you poison and sell you to anatomy, and even then you will die with a hole inside you, and you will wail and curse at a life ill-lived.”

I lack the words necessary to properly describe how this book made me feel. The imagery. The ability to relate to how people feel in a given moment. The words coming from Lettie every time she spoke.

If you pick up no other book by Neil Gaiman, let this be the one.

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Review: Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me About a Parent’s Expectations

Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me About a Parent's Expectations Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me About a Parent’s Expectations by Ron Fournier
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is the written equivalent to the Parenthood TV series. I started the book without reading the description and was caught off guard when it was a book about parenting a child with high-functioning autism. There were so many parts, so many stories that hit close to home. If you don’t have time to watch Parenthood, pick up this book instead. But, try to do both.

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