Waiting on Wednesday: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books we’re not so patiently waiting to arrive!

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman

William Morrow Books
Releases June 18, 2013
192 pages

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THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark, from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman.

It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed - within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it.

His only defense is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is an ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang.

Neil Gaiman has never gone wrong in my eyes, and I don't expect him to start now. He is my favorite writer by far and to have some new fantastical adventure to go on invented inside of this man's head makes me excited. Then I look at the number of pages and get a little grumpy. I suppose I'll take what new Gaiman I can get...