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
A man sits beside a pond and remembers when he was seven years old and the pond was an ocean. And his neighbours seemed to be immortal…This is my second exploration of Gaiman, after Coraline and Other Stories. I was undecided then whether I’d get into Gaiman or whether he’d end up as take-him-or-lea...
This is a short book and simple enough to summarize: A man, returning to visit his childhood home in rural England, finds that the scenery evokes strange and perilous memories that couldn't possibly be real - about a supernatural attack on the neighborhood when he was seven years old, and the little...
It's a Neil Gaiman book that has to do with mythology, which should mean that it's perfect for me... Only this one suffered from the same problem that American Gods did: it was trying far too hard to be dark and "realistic". I definitely found myself enjoying this one far more than the other one, bu...
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...