The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman

Following a funeral, a man makes his way back to the neighborhood where he grew up, and to his old friends home. This sends him down a road of reflection on life when he was seven years old. 

 

Overall while I liked this book, I didn't love it, I felt like this book was on the precipice of greatness and just never got there for me. It felt like a short story that just went on a bit too long, or was a bit too meandering. I really liked the concept and story though, I just wish it had felt a little tighter or had had a bit more too it.  I'm not sure what I would have changed to make me like it more though. I really like Gaiman's writing though so I think I'll pick up more from him. Any suggestions?