Neil Gaiman The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2013 BOOK OF THE YEAR

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is the bestselling magical novel from Neil Gaiman, one of the most brilliant storytellers of our generation and author of the epic novel American Gods, and the much-loved Sandman series. 'Possibly Gaiman's most lyrical, scary and beautiful work yet. It's a tale of childhood for grown-ups, a fantasy rooted in the darkest corners of reality' (Independent on Sunday). If you loved the mesmerising world of Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus or were drawn into J.K. Rowling's magical universe, this book is for you.

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.

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 butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark.

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Ocean at the End of the Lane

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Remarkable . . . wrenchingly, gorgeously elegiac. . . . [I]n The Ocean at the End of the Lane, [Gaiman] summons up childhood magic and adventure while acknowledging their irrevocable loss, and he stitches the elegiac contradictions together so tightly that you won t see the seams. --Star Tribune (Minneapolis) on THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE"

Gaiman has crafted an achingly beautiful memoir of an imagination and a spellbinding story that sets three women at the center of everything. . . .[I]t s a meditation on memory and mortality, a creative reflection on how the defining moments of childhood can inhabit the worlds we imagine. --Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI)"

His prose is simple but poetic, his world strange but utterly believableif he was South American we would call this magic realism rather than fantasy. --The Times (London) on THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE"

[W]orthy of a sleepless night . . . a fairy tale for adults that explores both innocence lost and the enthusiasm for seeing what s past one s proverbial fence . . . Gaiman is a master of creating worlds just a step to the left of our own. --USA Today on THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE"

Poignant and heartbreaking, eloquent and frightening, impeccably rendered, it s a fable that reminds us how our lives are shaped by childhood experiences, what we gain from them and the price we pay. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

[A] compelling tale for all ages . . . entirely absorbing and wholly moving. --New York Daily News on THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE"

[A] story concerning the bewildering gulf between the innocent and the authoritative, the powerless and the powerful, the child and the adult. . . . Ocean is a novel to approach without caution; the author is clearly operating at the height of his career. --The Atlantic Wire on THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE"

Ocean has that nearly invisible prose that keeps the focus firmly on the storytelling, and not on the writing. . . . This simple exterior hides something much more interesting; in the same way that what looks like a pond can really be an ocean. --io9"

This slim novel, gorgeously written, keeps its talons in you long after you ve finished. --New York Post on THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE"

In Gaiman s latest romp through otherworldly adventure, a young boy discovers a neighboring family s supernatural secret. Soon his innocence is tested by ancient, magical forces, and he learns the power of true friendship. The result is a captivating read, equal parts sweet, sad, and spooky. --Parade on THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE"

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is fun to read, filled with his trademarked blend of sinister whimsy. Gaiman s writing is like dangerous candyyou re certain there s ground glass somewhere, but it just tastes so good! --Bookish (Houston Chronicle book blog)"

The impotence of childhood is often the first thing sentimental adults forget about it; Gaiman is able to resurrect, with brutal immediacy, the abject misery of being unable to control one s own life. --Laura Miller, Salon"

[W]ry and freaky and finally sad. . . . This is how Gaiman works his charms. . . . He crafts his stories with one eye on the old world, on Irish folktales and Robin Hood and Camelot, and the other on particle physics and dark matter. --Chicago Tribune on THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE"

When I finally closed the last page of this slim volume it was with the realization that I d just finished one of those uncommon perfect books that come along all too rarely in a reader s life. --Charles DeLint, "The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction" on THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE"

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