Wednesday, October 17, 2018


The Ocean at the End of the Lane 

Neil Gaiman

Publication date: June, 2013

William Morrow Books 

Source: Audio book  

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Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.

Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie—magical, comforting, wise beyond her years—promised to protect him, no matter what.

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane actually surprised me. It was a great read with a very eerie story line. I am not sure why I was surprised,I am a big fan of Neil Gaiman's other novels such as Coraline, Stardust, and The  Graveyard Book. The Ocean at the End of the Lane has a similar feel as Coraline. it is a story of a Man who ventures back to his childhood home and slowly remembers something that he was meant to forget. Something that happened to him as a child that he almost didn't survive. If you enjoyed Neil Gaiman's Coraline you will most definitely love The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

AudioBook: It was read by Neil Gaiman himself. Originally I thought it would be a bit too dry but I really ended up enjoying his story telling. Looking forward to more from Neil Gaiman.

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