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
Can a pond be an ocean? This isn't the best that Gaiman's ever written, but it's still filled with his delightful prose and vivid imagination. The boy who is the POV character is more of a witness to the events around him, even while he's the unwitting reason for many of them. Leti, her mom and gr...
I can see how The Ocean at the End of the Lane would be a thing of magic to many readers. It's certainly well written and imaginative. And I didn't feel as though it was incomplete despite the short length. This was my first book by Gaiman, so I wasn't sure what to expect. While I did enjoy the st...
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...