The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

In typical Gaiman fashion, this story draws you by both making you feel a part of the story but also leaving mystery and the unknown to play their roles. Gaiman never comes across as trying too hard to make everything fit together perfectly in a technical world building exercise. Instead he draws you in through his characters and the way they see the world; the way the world feels, and looks and works to them. He is not trying to explain the world but show you the world through another set of eyes.

The Singer by Calvin Miller

  For most who live, hell is never knowing who they are. The Singer knew and knowing was his torment. Recalling the popularity of  The Singer: A Classic Retelling of Cosmic Conflict by Calvin Miller when I was younger, and having a vaguely positive recollection of reading and enjoying it as …