Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

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 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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  • Kat A.

    Thanks all. I had fun talking about the book and meeting you all. I am looking forward to november!

    1 · October 28

  • Jonaphine P.

    It was good to see everyone. I enjoyed the evening.

    1 · October 19

  • Meg

    I had a great time seeing everyone. Here is the link to the festival of reading: http://www.festivalofreading.co...­

    1 · October 18

  • Michelle

    Sorry for the extremely late noticed, but I can't make it this evening.

    October 18

    • Brandi

      No problem-remind me to tell you about a sci-fi fantasy Christmas thing I'm reading.

      1 · October 18

  • Christina S.

    So sorry to miss it, family thing. Miss you, ladies - see you next month! :-)

    October 18

  • Kathie

    I loved this book. So it makes me very sorry to have to miss this get-together. I have company coming that weekend. Will miss you guys!!

    1 · September 28

    • Brandi

      Hope to see you in November!

      October 15

  • Linda

    I really liked this book. It keeps you thinking about it after you have finished it. I am sorry I will miss this meetup but I am having my birthday party that day.

    September 15

    • Beth C.

      Happy Birthay!

      September 16

    • Brandi

      Happy Birthday ! Hope to see you next month.

      October 15

  • Rasa

    In my case, i was originally on the waitlist, but was moved automatically when a space opened up.

    1 · October 15

  • Meg

    Brandi - how is the waitlist set up? Do we have to watch for an opening or does a name automatically get bumped from the waitlist to attending?

    October 15

  • Stacey M.

    So sorry to cancel last minute; love this book. But sitter has come down with flu & doesn't expect to be better in time. Have fun!

    October 13

  • Jess

    How do you get off the waitlist?

    October 12

    • Brandi

      Just change your RSVP status to 'No".

      October 12

  • Beth C.

    Book was a very quick read. Still wait listed so I'm bowing out. Sure hope I get off the wait list for November!

    October 11

  • Jonaphine P.

    Brandi: There is a restaurant on Fowler called Legacy - Peggy talked to them and they are more than willing to have us come and 5pm is perfect. It is quiet and the food is good (so I have heard). It is an Italian restaurant I think. You can get more info from Peg. See you at book club.

    1 · September 29

    • Kat A.

      Italiana ... Sorry

      October 5

    • Brandi

      We'll probably do Italian for our November book choice. We'll be heading downtown to Crumb & Cork for October.

      1 · October 5

  • Brandi

    A couple locations were discussed at our last dinner..Stephanos in Temple Terrace, Crumb and Cork downtown. Once I read the book I may get more ideas too. Any thoughts from anyone.....

    September 28

  • Kat A.

    Any thoughts on location? I'm new to the area (living in Westchase) - but open to wherever. Just not sure if there's a good recommendation people know? Looking forward to it!

    September 20

  • Stacey M.

    Will there be a location soon? Hoping to figure out babysitting & that will help determine timing. Thanks in advance

    1 · September 19

  • Stacey M.

    I loved this book! Happy yo see it here

    September 2

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