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User Topic: The Ocean at the End of The Lane
Lark
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Default  Posted: 5:11 PM, August 1st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I picked this up at the airport after our vacation ended. I had started to read Not Just Friends on the plane and the reality of what we were returning to hit me so I wanted an escape book.

I'd never heard of it. I do like Gaiman's work but wouldn't consider myself an avid fan. It caught my eye in the bookstore and I picked it up.

I made it to page 110 before we got home.

I finished it about a week ago.

Although I think things happen for a reason or a lesson can be found from everything, It isnt' too often in my life that I can identify a moment where I'm like "I was called to that." Upon finishing this book, though, I knew I had been called to it at this point in my life and was led to pick up that book amongst all the hundreds of others.

It had a hard trigger moment. And the entire book left me a bit shaken - but I feel I was meant to read it, and even moreso I was meant to give it to my husband.


"Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul." - William Ernest Henley

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cmego
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Default  Posted: 6:38 PM, August 1st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I read this book last year sometime...and it really affected me too. Such a...different book. Few books stay with me, but this one did!!


me...BS, 43 years old, 2 small kids
WS, 41, multiple gay affairs
M 15 years, together 17
Divorced

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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 8:48 PM, August 1st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My sister lent me this book last year, and then hounded me for months until I read it. It stuck with me, too.


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"Sometimes it takes a good fall to know where you really stand."
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Elpis
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Default  Posted: 2:19 AM, August 22nd (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I enjoyed this book however, after reading "Song of Fire and Ice" (Game of Thrones) I felt read as a chapter not a novel.

Gaiman originally intended this to be a short story. IMO, his original intention was correct.

Great read. Short. Nice distraction. Recommend.


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Hubby, WS
DDay Fall 2011

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dreamlife
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Default  Posted: 3:08 PM, August 22nd (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Oh, just the title alone...now I am gonna have to read it!


~XWH told me what I wanted to hear but he always did whatever he wanted to do~

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traicionada
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Default  Posted: 9:41 AM, August 23rd (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I listened to the audio version read by the author


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Lark
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Default  Posted: 4:52 PM, August 28th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

after reading "Song of Fire and Ice" (Game of Thrones) I felt read as a chapter not a novel.

yes it's definitely short, especially if you've read Martin!


"Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul." - William Ernest Henley

Posts: 524 | Registered: Jun 2014 | From: California
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