The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Gaiman writes a great short work of fantastic fiction. I’ve found some of his longer works get a little tired by their conclusion, but I’ve yet to pick up a novella or collection of shorts stories by him that doesn’t deserve an A+.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane is such a novella. A man returns to his childhood home and encounters an old friend, who helps bring back his memory of one extraordinary month long ago…
Fantastic, nostalgic, imaginative, moving, scary, fun. Enjoy.