The Ocean at the End of the Lane, 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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  • Sasha D.

    Very nice meeting you all!

    February 12

    • Dania

      Thanks for coming out last night! It was great meeting you!

      February 13

  • Amanda D

    running late, but will be there! :)

    February 12

    • Dania

      No problem! See you in a bit.

      February 12

  • Emily P.

    Sorry ladies can't make it tonight :( hope you have lots if fun though!

    February 12

    • Dania

      Thanks for the update, Emily!

      February 12

  • Lauren P.

    My car isn't good in snow so just in case I think I'd better stay home tonight. Have fun!

    February 12

    • Dania

      Thanks for letting us know and updating your RSVP! See you next time.

      February 12

  • Jann

    please let us know if your events are wheelchair accessible ;)

    February 11

    • Dania

      Online, it says the restaurant is wheelchair accessible. Hope to see you later!

      February 12

  • Amanda D

    are we considering rescheduling for the snow? can't wait to talk about the book but a bit concerned re weather. thoughts?

    February 11

    • Nora

      Hello, The snow is not suppose to start until after 9 or so. So I will def. be there ! Hope to see you soon- Nora

      1 · February 12

  • Sasha D.

    As long as the weather holds up...

    February 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    So the La Madeline on OGR/355 has closed (crazy construction). I suggest Panera in Federal Plaza (same plaza as Silver Diner, Trader Joe's, etc).

    1 · February 9

    • Dania

      It's so confusing that the Bethesda and Rockville La Madeline locations are BOTH between 355 and Old Georgetown Rd!

      February 10

    • A former member
      A former member

      I certainly confused myself ;) Apologies, Dania. Looking forward to the discussion.

      February 10

  • Dania

    Location change for Wednesday: Let's meet at Positano in Bethesda instead. They have a private room for us and can do separate checks!

    Positano is 2 blocks from the Bethesda metro station and there is a metered garage behind the restaurant with entrances on Old Georgetown Rd. and Woodmont Ave.

    See you then!
    Dania[masked]

    Positano: 4948 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

    February 10

  • Alistaire

    bookworm who might show up

    February 6

  • J.Rose M.

    Looking forward to it.

    February 6

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