The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Hardcover)
"Channeling Robert Aikman and his past work in The Sandman, The Ocean At The End Of The Lane is a book that sits squarely between Gaiman’s two major styles; it has the concentration and darkness that permeates his best short stories yet has the expansiveness that defines his longer works. At 178 pages it’s tough to talk about the plot without giving much away so I’ll just say that if you love Gaiman’s work or if you love tales about childhood and the power of storytelling and myth, then you will love this addition to the Neil Gaiman canon." --Joe
Indie Next ListJuly 2013
Gaiman is a magnificent storyteller, creating scenes so complete that you aren't just reading, but rather inhabiting a universe that's thoroughly believable yet truly otherworldly. The story's terror -- the claustrophobia and vulnerability of childhood, the way a child's wants, needs, and fears go unnoticed by adults, and the horrors that can result -- is perfectly balanced against the consolation of books, the magic of the natural world, and the power of those who do listen, understand, and take action to set the universe to rights at whatever cost to themselves. Painful and wonderful, gorgeous and horrifying, truly fantastic, essential and classic, this is a book to return to again and again. -- Carol Schneck Varner, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI
A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.
This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real...