Features & details
- Publication date: June 18, 2013
- Publisher: William Morrow
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009NFHF0Q
- Amazon.com Sales Rank: 10250
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 where she once lived, 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.
A groundbreaking work as delicate as a butterfly’s wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out.
“[Gaiman’s] mind is a dark fathomless ocean, and every time I sink into it, this world fades, replaced by one far more terrible and beautiful in which I will happily drown.” New York Times Book Review
Let me start by saying this is the first time I read anything by Neil Gaiman. This book was highly recommend to me by a clerk in Barnes & Nobles. He seemed so excited telling me what the book was about that I decided to check it out and let me say I wasn’t disappointed. It was an excellent read. I’m sure I will read more of his work from now on. Only thing I would change is that it was a bit confusing. The time changes and you don’t know what year your in. So you have to be very attentive to the book.
I give this book 📚📚📚📚📚 Book stacks.
About the author
Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of more than twenty books, including Norse Mythology, Neverwhere, and The Graveyard Book. Among his numerous literary awards are the Newbery and Carnegie medals, and the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. Originally from England, he now lives in America.