Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday | The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

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.

Are you a Neil Gaiman fan? Is The Ocean at the End of the Lane on your wishlist? What are you anxiously awaiting this week? Be sure to let me know in the comments or leave me a link!


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  1. I've read all his novels (besides Coraline), so this book is definitely on my TBR. It's one of my most awaited books this year. Great pick! :)

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    Diana @ BookVenturers

    1. Ooh, I love that this is your most awaited book. :) Those books are so much fun.

  2. One of the things I must start doing asap is reading Neil Gaimen's books. I have read few but not enough. I might even try this one. Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. This one definitely sounds unique. I'll definitely have to keep my eye on this title that is for sure.

    Thanks for stopping by My WoW and sharing yours!

    1. You're welcome. :) It does sounds unique. I can't wait.

  4. I want this so badly. That cover is absolutely stunning. Great pick!
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  5. I'm definitely foaming at the mouth for this one!
    Pabkins @ My Shelf Confessions

  6. I read one book by Neil and I thought it was really cute it was an MG novel though and I think this one is YA? anyways it looks great!

    1. I think this one is actually adult which I'm super excited about.

  7. I haven't read anything by this author but the cover definitely intrigues me, I love it. I can't wait for this one either, Jennifer, great pick!

  8. I can't wait to read this one too!

  9. I love the sound of this title. I haven't read anything by Neil Gaimon yet and I keept looking for a place to start, maybe this is it! :-)


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