A man returns to his childhood home and is drawn to the house at the end of the lane where, when he was 7, he had a childhood friend. Lettie and he spent time at the pond (that she claimed was an ocean).
The writing is brilliant. There are so many great quotes such as:
“Nobody actually looks like what they really are on the inside. You don’t. I don’t. People are much more complicated than that. It’s true of everybody.”
There is gorgeous imagery, magical realism and will remind you of what it was like to be a child. Enchanting. If this an example of Gaiman's writing, I want to devour everything he writes. For me, this was bordering on 5 stars for the enjoyment value.