told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out.
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