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Interesting Readings - November - Fantasy

For our November Fantasy meetup, let's read something short and sweet: Neil Gaiman's newest offering, THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE.

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 since Anansi 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.

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  • Gwen W.

    Thanks to everyone who made it out for a fun discussion on a bad weather night! Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.

    November 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for hosting, and Happy Thanksgiving to you both!

      1 · November 26, 2013

  • Dawn

    I'm still stuck at work. Argh! I was so looking forward to this. Not gonna make it. Sorry!

    November 26, 2013

  • Stephanie

    I'll give the drive a try, but save me a seat if I'm late.

    November 26, 2013

  • Susan C.

    It looks like I am going to opt out, too, due to weather related travel concerns. Looked the book. See you on Sunday.

    November 26, 2013

  • Dee

    Hi All - I'm following Matt's lead and leaving early for my sister's. Love the book!

    November 26, 2013

  • Matt

    Headed home early to avoid the Thanksgiving storms; really enjoyed the story.

    November 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My mom is in the icu at HUP. I'm sorry I won't be able to join you.

    November 25, 2013

  • Amy S.

    I have to work til 7, so I won't be there for dinner. I'll probably come 30 to 40 min late for a drink

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just finished this... my head is spinning. :) Very interested to hear what everyone else thought.

    1 · November 19, 2013

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