The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Paperback. Pub Date :2013-06-18 Pages: 256 Language: English Publisher: Headline Ome THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving. terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream. as delicate as a butterflys wing. as dangerous as a knife in the dark - from... show more
Paperback. Pub Date :2013-06-18 Pages: 256 Language: English Publisher: Headline Ome THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving. terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream. as delicate as a butterflys wing. as dangerous as a knife in the dark - from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman.It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it. stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond this world are on the loose. and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here. and menace unleashed - within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it.His only defence is three women. on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is an ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang.
Publish date: 2013-06-18
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Imaginative and intense,The Ocean at the end of the Lane is a sweet, yet scary, story of childhood innocence and imagination.
I listened to this on audio, performed by Neil Gaiman and I have to say that I enjoyed it more than I did when I tried reading it a few years ago. Perhaps it was the hype of the novel when it first came out, or perhaps it was because it was a fantasy novel which I wasn't a big fan of years ago, but ...
I enjoyed this gem via audiobook using Hoopla, which is annoying and glitchy but that's neither here nor there, and I am astounded anew each time I venture into the extremely rich, creative mind of Mr. Neil Gaiman. He narrates his own books and really who knows better the tone implied or the necessa...
A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. The house is long gone but he finds himself drawn to the old farmhouse at the end of the road where his childhood friend lived. Lettie Hempstock wasn't an ordinary little girl and her mother and grandmother weren't ordinary women. ...
I listened to the audiobook back in January, and I think I’ll let my rating stand. Then as now, what really drove up the rating at the end was Ocean, the black cat from the field. I had to kind of psych myself up to dive in, though, because I do find the opal miner’s arrival difficult to read. In so...