- Name: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
- Author: Neil Gaiman
- Type: Adult Fantasy
- Pages: 181
- Series: Standalone
- Published: June 18th, 2013
- Publisher: William Morrow Books
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 boy.
Forty 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 what.
This book was fantastic! Loved it so very much and that audiobook was very whimsical to me. Neil Gaiman himself narrates it and it made it so much better to me.
I stopped blogging in April when my friend Gene Wolfe died. I wanted to write a blog about Gene, who he was, how we were friends, and it just made me too sad.
So I stopped writing that blog, and then felt bad writing about the other things that have happened, like Good Omens coming out as a TV series when I hadn’t yet written about Gene.
*Synopsis & Bio Credit goes to: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15783514-the-ocean-at-the-end-of-the-lane
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