This is a fairly small, fairly short book. I read about half of it at the hair salon while I was waiting for my fiancée to get a hair cut.
I think I might have read it too fast though because I got the sense there were like 10 different layers to this book that just floated by above my head.
It was such an interesting story that I was rushing through it rather quickly and I think that might not have helped. I definitely need to re-read this!
I really enjoy being told a story by Neil Gaiman, and I am grabbing up his other works (as I always do, when I can get a deal) and adding them to my library. After all, I adored both the book and the movie version of Stardust (my review on that one is here).
I didn't know what to expect from this book. The synopsis on the back tells you very little. It's about a man who returns back to where he grew up for a funeral. He begins to reminisce about a girl he knew when he was 7 and the pond behind her house that she used to call an ocean. I don't want to give anything away, so I urge you to grab up this book and read it for yourself. Simply keep an open mind. That way you can be swept along for the journey and just float away into another world. I
Recommendation: Neil Gaiman's work is a thing of beauty. Read it.