The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman. Summary of the Book When a middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral, he begins to walk down memory lane. He revisits the farm at the end of the road where he once lived, where he remembers meeting a strange girl called Lettie Hempstock and her family. He hasn’t thought about Lettie in ages, but as he sits by a pond behind the derelict farmhouse, he begins to remember her once again. However, he soon remembers other nightmarish memories which feature Lettie at the eye of the tornado. In this stirring and melancholic tale, Neil Gaiman once again proves he’s the master of the realm of fantasy. About Neil Gaiman Neil Gaiman is an English writer. He is famous for his work on the Sandman series of graphic novels, Neverwhere, Smoke And Mirrors, American Gods, Anansi Boys and Coraline. His work has won several awards, including the prestigious Hugo and Nebula awards for Fantasy and Science Fiction.
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane is the bestselling magical novel from Neil Gaiman, one of the most brilliant storytellers of our generation and author of the epic novel American Gods, and the much-loved Sandman series. 'Possibly Gaiman's most lyrical, scary and beautiful work yet. It's a tale of childhood for grown-ups, a fantasy rooted in the darkest corners of reality' (Independent on Sunday). If you loved the mesmerising world of Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus or were drawn into J.K. Rowling's magical universe, this book is for you.
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 this 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 defence 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.
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.
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