Author– Neil Gaiman
Rating- 4.5 Stars
Lurking at the blurred corners of reality, this book transported me to a world of sea-soaked memories and half-real nightmares. It ties together nostalgia and fear in a drowsy, overwhelming narrative. A poignant story buried in the deep realms of childhood, it follows the narrator as he visits his old home and uncovers the memories that came with it. It revolves around the inevitable scars that we carry with us all through our lives, and the dark undertones that define us. Personally, the reason this book meant so much to me was because it felt familiar. Gaiman’s writing style has a way of enchanting the reader into a world that is only partially defined; he leaves the rest to our imagination. Glistening with child-like wonder,paired with harsh strokes of reality, this book gives you closure- but always, always leaves you wanting more.