know things are not always going to go well in this novel when no one comes to
the narrator’s seventh birthday party and his kitten Fluffy gets run over a
month later by the mysterious opal man who’s suicide sets off the creepy and
spine tingling events of the book. Yet
mixed in with the horror (that may lead to your own strange dreams) that our
seven year old experiences comes the mystical, magical and mesmerizing encounters
he has with Lettie, his savior, and her mother and grandmother – the only
people that can protect him and keep him alive are these wondrous women. Gaiman has given us an extraordinary tale
about the scarier side of life and how friendship, sacrifice, memory and the
ability to believe beyond what others see is how you learn to survive and how
you know that a pond may really be the ocean of life.
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...