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.
From Publishers Weekly
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Couldn't put it down
What a beautiful book. Read it in one fell swoop. Thank you Mr Gaiman for yet another masterpiece.
Well what can I say ..... Don't really read much theses days; was listening to Radio 2 and the author was on chatting about this book and I thought sounds good so I will just chance a read ... How wrong I was this book is so thrilling with glints of childhood heart warming memories built upon a fantasy of spells and mystery. Got in by download on the day of release and Mr Don't read much didn't put it down until a day and a half later .... Finished and so enjoyed.
Thanks for bringing me back to the world of books
Short, sweet and pulls you in from the first few lines, totally loved it.