The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a novel about memory and magic and survival, about the power of stories and the darkness inside each of us.
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 the 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 defense 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.
About the Author
Neil Gaiman has spent his adult life making things up and writing them down. He lives more in America than he does anywhere else. He has written books and films and children's books and television. He's won more than his fair share of literary awards, was voted twenty-first equal on a recent poll of Great British Authors, and has no idea where he put his keys.
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Comments about The Ocean at the End of the Lane:
What started out as a 3-star book morphed into 4-stars as I progressed. The mythical creatures and storyline took my mind to The Nargun and the Stars, which I loved as a child and loved all over again when I read it to my own. What a great imagination Neil Gaiman has a wonderful way of expressing it. I really didn't want the story to end. Well worth the read.
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 8th April 2014
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1