Sunday, 16 June 2013

June #1 pick: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Title: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Author: Neil Gaiman
First Published: June 2013

What goodreads has to say about it:
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.

Why we chose this book and what we expect

It is a Gaiman novel. We don't really need any other reason as he's among our very favorite authors. Also the cover is really pretty.

Kiwie: Gaiman has a special place in my heart and on my bookshelf so when he comes out with a new novel I'm going to read it. Easy as pie! I don't have any particular expectations other than that, hopefully, I'll like it or even better, love it. It sounds interesting at least.


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