Saturday, June 15, 2013

June Want to Read - The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman


The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel
Neil Gaiman

Release Date: June 18, 2013

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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, 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 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.


From kiwigirl:

I love what I have read of Neil Gaiman so far, such a wonderful story teller and I can't say that I have read any of his books and not thought it was amazing. I am sure his next book will be no exception especially if the online reviews posted so far are anything to go by. I am definitely looking forward to getting a copy of this book some time in the not too distant future.

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