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“Grown-ups don’t look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they’re big and thoughtless and they always know what they’re doing. Inside, they look just like they always have. Like they did when they were your age. Truth is, there aren’t any grown-ups. Not one, in the whole wide world.”
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Six word summary: Trust your friendly neighborhood supernatural ladies.
I rate it: 7.5/10
Having been converted into a Gaigirl earlier this year, I was probably one of the first people to acquire Neil Gaiman’s new book when it was released in India in June. This was of course preceded by weeks of anticipation and Facebook countdowns. So when I finally got my copy on the day of the release, The Ocean at the End of the Lane had a lot of expectation to live up to. Thank Gaigod and all his merciful monsters it didn’t disappoint.
In The Ocean at the end of the Lane, Gaiman fantastically depicts the helplessness of childhood, the dependence on adults, and the absolute terror of knowing your parents are no longer to be counted upon. As I’ve observed before in my review of Lord of the Flies, the purest sort of horror is the horror of childhood. People like King and Gaiman make me glad I escaped my childhood in one piece and never have to go back.
Also, I loved the three Hempstock women, parodying and yet completely dissimilar to the traditional three witches. They made me feel safe and protected. In a horror story, it is always nice of the author to include one person who knows what is going on and how to stop it. It brings a lot of comfort to the reader.
There is nothing I really disliked in The Ocean at the End of the Lane, but I sort of missed Neil Gaiman’s humour which I loved so much in Anansi Boys, American Gods, and most of all Good Omens. Purporting to be a fairy tale, The Ocean has very little tongue-in-cheek. Oh well.
-Amritorupa “Gaigirl” Kanjilal