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Victoria Reads Books

Global citizen, adventurer, ponderer. Lover of coffee, books, and the Oxford comma. Infected by wanderlust, enchanted by stories. Might occasionally be a photo blog.

Currently reading

Emma
Jane Austen
Progress: 230/412 pages
Le Petit Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Eight Great Comedies
Sylvan Barnet, Morton Berman, William Burton
The Longman Anthology of Short Fiction, Compact Edition: Stories and Authors in Context
Dana Gioia, R.S. Gwynn
Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy, Louise Maude, Aylmer Maude, E.B. Greenswood
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel - Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is an incredible storyteller, and this book is a prime example of that. The tone is deeply moving, and the descriptions are powerful and immersive. Although this book contained fantastical elements, its underlying feelings of wistfulness and longing were relatable and incredibly affective. Gaiman continues to be one of my favourite writers of all time, and this book- with its stunning cover and texture, might I add- will be reread and enjoyed for many years to come.