This post is being shared as part of Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday.
I'm embarrassed to admit how much Neil Gaiman I have not yet read. So I won't. But I will admit to being very excited about his upcoming release: The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman
Expected publication: June 18th 2013
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.
Someone is having a serious love affair with the simile, no? But I digress...
Dark creatures, other worlds, mysterious and possibly magical women... I'm so there. I'm dying to know all about the ocean that is in her duckpond.