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

 

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Amazon.com Review

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, June 2013: Neil Gaiman's intent was simple: to write a short story. What he ended up with instead was The Ocean at the of the Lane--his first adult novel sinceAnansi Boys came out in 2005, and a narrative so thoughtful and thrilling that it's as difficult to stop reading as it was for Gaiman to stop writing. Forty years ago, our narrator, who was then a seven-year-old boy, unwittingly discovered a neighboring family’s supernatural secret. What happens next is an imaginative romp through otherwordly adventure that could only come from Gaiman's magical mind. Childhood innocence is tested and transcended as we see what getting between ancient, mystic forces can cost, as well as what can be gained from the power of true friendship. The result is a captivating tale that is equal parts sweet, sad, and spooky. --Robin A. Rothman

 

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  • Kelly

    Not able to make it tonight. See you at the next meeting.

    October 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Went home sick from work with horrible head cold. Barring miraculous cure, I won't make it.

    October 21, 2013

  • Sigrid F.

    Great book, but something has come up so I won't be able to make it.

    1 · October 18, 2013

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    A former member

    I'm kind of slow. I just realized the group meets the third Monday of each month - and that's Crochet Guild for me. I am planning to read this one though - I just placed a hold for it at the library. =)

    September 11, 2013

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