First Line Fridays: “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

First Line Fridays

First Line Fridays is a weekly feature hosted by Hording Books.

Today’s FLF line comes from one of my favorite books from one of my all-time favorite author, Neil Gaiman.

Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman



I wore a black suit and a white shirt, a black tie and black shoes, all polished and shiny: clothes that normally would make me feel uncomfortable, as if I were in a stolen uniform, or pretensing to be an adult.





It’s been five years since the last time I read The Ocean at the End of the Lane but still, the story hasn’t left. It’s about a man who comes back to his hometown after being away from it for so long. There he re-discovers things from his childhood which he had forgotten. It left me thinking just how this happens to most of us at one point or another. We grow old and we forget how happy and carefree we once were. We forget the magic we once knew as children.

If you’re interested to read it, here is the link to my review written in 2013. (Wow! It’s been so long. Time flies. 😄)

And, don’t hesitate to comment. I’d love to hear about the first lines of the books you are currently reading.