Elizabeth On IG | February 16

Elizabeth posted two selfies and her review of the book “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” which sounds a very interesting book.

I read Coraline fron the same author and I really like it.
The imagination is probably the strongest shield we all had once to protect ourselves from traumatic experiences. If we are lucky we can imagine safe places to escape, but sometimes our memories could even look monstrous and dark, but somehow they are less scary than harsh reality. Sometimes even an ugly and frightening story our mind invented to protect ourselves is less dreadful than what we actually experienced.
We’re gonna read this book asap.

 

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#EMBookclub time for The Ocean at the End of the Lane ? ?? . I was a kid with a highly active imagination. I could look out the window and see whole worlds. I’m very lucky that I grew up in a house with artists. My great-grandfather did the painting behind me in the second photo. It’s a simple path. But for me, I would stare at it and dream about where it led. Which leads me to my thoughts about Neil Gaiman. . My three favorite quotes from The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman: . “Nobody looks like what they really are on the inside. You don’t. I don’t. People are much more complicated than that. It’s true of everybody.” . “I lay on the bed and lost myself in the stories. I liked that. Books were safer than other people anyway.” . “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.” . This book is tiny, enormous, heartbreaking, terrifying, and bizarrely uplifting. It’s a fairytale, but a fairytale that feels like you could walk outside your door right now and be in the middle of it. The innocence and truth and magic of a child’s perspective is fully in evidence here, and the way that we as adults forget the truth, rewrite the truth, and reorganize the truth is my big takeaway from this. . When the main character, the Boy, is in the middle of the fairy circle with monsters all around, in all different forms, his act of trust and faith changes everything. I loved it. . What are your thoughts? Have you finished yet? What did you think about the pristine beauty of the main antagonist? . #TheOceanattheEndoftheLane #neilgaiman #bookclub #booksaresexy

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