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.
A book that reads like a half-remembered fairy tale from childhood... and slots perfectly into the canon of British magical fiction
Gaiman's achievement is to make the fantasy world seem true
Within a few pages you know you're reading a future classic
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