Friday, December 1, 2017

What I Read: November


With post actually being on time, I hope this is the beginning of me getting back on track with regular posting here. :) I only read two books in November, and they seemed to sort of go together, both being quirky, strange British stories with very long titles. (Which was completely unintentional.) As always, click on the book title for my Goodreads review!

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night, by Jen Campbell. I wanted so badly to like this book! The cover is gorgeous and it sounded like a quirky, sort of creepy set of short stories. Unfortunately it was just a little too weird for me. I liked a few of the twelve stories, but overall I was disappointed.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman. Now this one, I did enjoy very much, so much more than I expected. Neil Gaiman's books have always seemed like something I should enjoy, but up to this point I'd not really liked any of them. (I've read his children's books: Coraline, The Graveyard Book, and Fortunately the Milk.) So this was my last try at one of his books. But this one was pretty magical. It was strange too, but in a good way. The beginning felt like magical realism (which I love) but then it became fantasy. The writing was beautiful and the story sucked me in. I'll be willing to try more of his books after this one!

2 comments:

  1. I wish I could read long distance. I love books. I just don't remember finishing up any books --in my life! What a shame :-(

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  2. I really enjoyed The Ocean at the End of the Lane too - it was so atmospheric and compelling. I haven't read anything else of Gaiman's, but definitely want to in the future.

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