[Read Online] The Ocean at the End of the Lane Author Neil Gaiman – Andy-palmer.co.uk

The Ocean at the End of the Lane Sussex, England A Middle Aged Man Returns To His Childhood Home To Attend A Funeral Although The House He Lived In Is Long Gone, He Is Drawn To The Farm At The End Of The Road, Where, When He Was Seven, He Encountered A Most Remarkable Girl, Lettie Hempstock, And Her Mother And Grandmother He Hasn T Thought Of Lettie In Decades, And Yet As He Sits By The Pond A Pond That She D Claimed Was An Ocean Behind The Ramshackle Old Farmhouse, The Unremembered Past Comes Flooding Back And It Is A Past Too Strange, Too Frightening, Too Dangerous To Have Happened To Anyone, Let Alone A Small BoyForty Years Earlier, A Man Committed Suicide In A Stolen Car At This Farm At The End Of The Road Like A Fuse On A Firework, His Death Lit A Touchpaper And Resonated In Unimaginable Ways The Darkness Was Unleashed, Something Scary And Thoroughly Incomprehensible To A Little Boy And Lettie Magical, Comforting, Wise Beyond Her Years Promised To Protect Him, No Matter WhatA Groundbreaking Work From A Master, The Ocean At The End Of The Lane Is Told With A Rare Understanding Of All That Makes Us Human, And Shows The Power Of Stories To Reveal And Shelter Us From The Darkness Inside And Out It Is A Stirring, Terrifying, And Elegiac Fable As Delicate As A Butterfly S Wing And As Menacing As A Knife In The Dark



10 thoughts on “The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  1. Nataliya Nataliya says:

    Lettie shrugged Nobody actually looks like what they really are on the inside You don t I don t People are muchcomplicated than that It s true of everybodyThis story is an amalgam of helplessness and innocent ignorance of childhood with universe old wisdom, with mystery and wonder and unexplainable and unfathomable and things that lurk around th


  2. Emily May Emily May says:

    Adults are content to walk the same way, hundreds of times, or thousands perhaps it never occurs to adults to step off the paths, to creep beneath rhododendrons, to find the spaces between fences. This book is childhood.Are all Neil Gaiman books like this So beautifully, hauntingly nostalgic I confess, this is my first but right now I am logging into


  3. Patrick Patrick says:

    Sitting down to write a review of this book, I don t quite know where to start I was going to quote a passage that I particularly loved But no good can come of that Once I opened that door, where would I stop quoting So let me say this I genuinely loved this book I look forward to reading it again I will buy copies for my family as gifts I will listen to t


  4. Jayson Jayson says:

    A 84% Very Good NotesWe make pilgrimage to the landmarks of our childhood, in vain, to revive somehow the magic and wonder of youth.


  5. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    I really, really wanted to like this bookbut like so many Gaiman novels, it fell flat Like pancake flat Maybe this one is a dud because we follow the least interesting character in the entire book Honestly, I couldn t be the only one who would ve preferred to get the perspectives of the witches Or the worm creature Or even the spiteful cat Why Gaiman chose such a yo


  6. Scarlet Scarlet says:

    All monsters are scared.That s why they re monsters48 hours ago, when I read the last page for the first time, I had this strange, sad feeling Like I had come to the end of something beautiful without really comprehending the beauty of it until the last minute.Which is why it took me a re read to realize how brilliant this book is The Ocean at the End of the Lane is chil


  7. Sean Barrs Sean Barrs says:

    I went away in my head, into a book That was where I went whenever real life was too hard or too inflexibleThis is a book that teaches us that we should never stop dreaming, that we should never stop seeing oceans in ponds and that we should never, ever, stop seeing better worlds in the things we read.The pond that was an ocean bespeaks the level of optimism that is inherent


  8. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    Monsters come in all shapes and sizes Some of them are things people are scared of Some of them are things that look like things people used to be scared of a long time ago Sometimes monsters are things people should be scared of, but aren t I turned 7 early in third grade It was a memorable school year because I had for a teacher a nun with a reputation Sister Evangelista was abo


  9. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    3.99 on kindle US Today only 2 4 18This was a magical story both happy and dark I loved it so much And Neil Gaiman did a wonderful job of reading his own book Once a boy befriended a girl named Lettie Hempstock, her mother and grandmother and nothing was ever the same again..There are beautiful and horrible things in this world and we find these things inside this book A boy that is co


  10. Maciek Maciek says:

    In the acknowledgments section of his latest novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman admits that the project was initially meant to be a short story, which grew to be a novel not a very long novel, but a novel nonetheless For fans it was big news, as it would be his first novel for adults since 2005 s Anansi Boys.I was never really into Gaiman s work I wasn t crazy about Americ


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