Just Read: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Would I watch the movie?

I heard that there was going to be a movie of this. While I don’t really begrudge anyone wanting to do films based on Gaiman’s work, I also recognize that trying to translate this to that medium–assuming that they’ll try to make a Hollywood thing out of this–will be tricky. After all, this is written as the memories of a middle-aged man. It covers some very adult situations, originally seen through the eyes of a child, of course, but translated by the mind of a much older person. It deals with some viscerally uncomfortable things experienced by the very young (this is decidedly more off-putting than The Other Mother from Coraline). To figure out a way to balance that might be a challenge that not many movie types are up for.

But if they can do it…oh, if they can do it…I bet it would be marvelous to see.

Pond on Stallion Park Place
If only for the Ocean (Photo credit: gval.net)

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is currently available in bookstores, on Amazon, and The Book Depository.

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