The Ocean at the End of the Lane won several awards the last few years and I decided to give it a read.
It left me like most of these awards winning books do, in a entertained, but not excited place.
The story itself is easily picked up and proceeds to a satisfying conclusion... and that is basically all I have to say about it. The novel is about the disconnect between childhood and being an adult, just made far more extreme by a fantasy aspect in the plot.
I know there are people who enjoy reading about these explorations of the human self, but I find myself not caring about the deeper message at all, because the message itself is dull.
I don't regret reading it, but I can't say it enriched my life either, beyond saying that I read it.