The Friday 56: #2

Each week, Freda’s Voice holds The Friday 56, a booking meme. Essentially, you just grab a book, turn to page 56, post a sentence or a few sentences, and then join the link-up.

This week I’ve been finishing up The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I didn’t get a chance to read this when it was released, so I thought it would be good preparation for the release of Trigger Warning later this year.

The book quickly became one of my favorites, one I’ll read over and over.

Adults follow paths. Children explore. Adults are content to walk the same way, hundreds of times, or thousands; perhaps it never occurs to adults to step off the paths, to creep beneath rhododendrons, to find the spaces between fences.




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  1. I clicked over from Louise’s post – what a fun idea! What a great way to get a small sample of things people are reading and perhaps discover something new.


    1. Glad you made it over here! It really is a great idea, and I’m glad she’s joined! I found it on A Kernel of Nonsense and had to join in. 🙂


  2. I loved that book! But then again, I love everything that man writes. I can’t wait for Trigger Warnings to come out 😀 If you want, you can read my review of The Ocean at the End of the Lane when you finish reading it. My review


      1. Me too! I even like his children’s stuff. I recently read Fortunately, The Milk, and it was the most adorable thing I’ve read 😀

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        1. I’ve read The Graveyard Book and I loved it. I still need to read Coraline, though.


    1. He really does! I loved this one quite a lot.

      American Gods is still my favorite though. I need to re-read it. Such a sprawling, engrossing story.


    1. Well, inside the adult there is always the child. Somewhere in that same book, one of the characters says to the other that not even adults are adults, that they’re all kids inside their adulthood, just pretending. 🙂

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    1. I was in my early twenties when I read my first Neil Gaiman book, Stardust. It was just the right time in my life for me to find such an author.

      I gobble up everything he writes. There’s a new short-story collection coming soon, and I’m really excited. 🙂


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