'Gaiman is, simply put, a treasure-house of story, and we are lucky to have him'
'Gaiman has a rich imagination...and an ability to tackle large themes'
A very fine and imaginative writer
Gaiman's achievement is to make the fantasy world seem true
A book that reads like a half-remembered fairy tale from childhood... and slots perfectly into the canon of British magical fiction
The writer who comes closest to the being the Dahl of his generation... The Ocean at the End of the Lane has, like all good myths, a power that defies explanation
Within a few pages you know you're reading a future classic