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
Audience: Adult Format: Audiobook/Owned It was only a duck pond, out at the back of the farm. - first sentence Neil Gaiman's voice is amazing. I loved listening to him narrate this story. Basically this story is about growing up and how at seven years old, adults seem so big and important, y...
by Neil Gaiman This is a prime example of what is known as Magical Realism, a story set in the ordinary world that wanders into some magical situations. It's an enchanting story about a man who visits his childhood home and the house of a girl who lived at the end of the lane, Lettie, who became h...
I have no words for this. I'm gonna need to sit with this for at least a day or so. I totally had a dream/nightmare about Ursula Monkton too. My heart/soul has goosebumps now.
Some authors should not narrate their own books. But Neil Gaiman is not one of those authors. Neil Gaiman should narrate everything: His books, my shopping lists, your GPS directions. Listening to Gaiman's narration of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, I just kept thinking "delightful," not just...
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