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The Ocean at the End of the Lane (2013)

por Neil Gaiman

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14,646957377 (4.07)1 / 757
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 ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang.… (mais)
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4.5/5 this is a profound exploration into childhood. 2 themes stood out. #1 children tend not to relent on "gut feelings" regardless of how severe the reception. as we age, we're get better at conceding and ignoring instincts altogether. #2 when a child realizes they live at the utter mercy of adults, they're also forced to reckon with the futility of attempting any defence ( )
  ratatatatatat | Feb 21, 2024 |
I wanted to read this book when it was first released, but was unable to because of school. Neverwhere being my favorite Gaiman story, I was unprepared for the way that this one reeled me in and wrenched itself onto Neverwhere's pedestal. ( )
  BrandyWinn | Feb 2, 2024 |
Ma ei tea, mitmendat korda ma nüüd selle lehe siin jälle lahti võtan, et hakata oma mõtteid kirja panema, aga mitte midagi ei tule välja. Sõnadest jääb justkui puudu. Ärge saage valesti aru -- mitte ülivõrretest, sest väga mitmes mõttes pole selles loos mitte midagi erilist. Eriti nende jaoks, kes Gaimani varasema loominguga tuttavad on. Puudu jääb õigetest sõnadest.
Minu sees puudutas see lugu mingeid selliseid kohti, mida väga ammu ükski raamat pole suutnud teha. Ning ometi, kui ma üritan hakata määratlema, mis see siis ikka on, mis mõjub, mis teeb selle lihtsa loo nii eriliseks, siis ma ei suuda seda teha.
Soovitan teil hoopis lugeda Patrick Rothfussi muljeid. Ta saab sellega minust oluliselt paremini hakkama :)


"I realize that what I am writing here is not really a review in any conventional sense. It is a paen. A panegyric. It is the textual equivalent of a huge, happy, gormless grin." Patrick Rothfuss ( )
  sashery | Jan 29, 2024 |
Engaging story about the amazing and scary adventure of a seven year old boy and the very mysterious and interesting women who live at the end of the lane.

Never read anything quite like this before. I enjoyed and will read more Gaiman.
( )
  hmonkeyreads | Jan 25, 2024 |
Ok, this book is perfect. I know now why my niece has been trying to get me to read Neil Gaiman. It's a really beautiful book on every level and I hated for it to be over. My only problem with it is I started reading it outside this morning and now I'm sunburned and starving. You've been warned. ( )
  dhenn31 | Jan 24, 2024 |
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane arouses, and satisfies, the expectations of the skilled reader of fairytales, and stories which draw on fairytales. Fairytales, of course, were not invented for children, and deal ferociously with the grim and the bad and the dangerous. But they promise a kind of resolution, and Gaiman keeps this promise.
adicionada por riverwillow | editarThe Guardian, AS Byatt (Jul 3, 2013)
 
[Gaiman's] mind is a dark fathomless ocean, and every time I sink into it, this world fades, replaced by one far more terrible and beautiful in which I will happily drown.
adicionada por zhejw | editarNew York Times, Benjamin Percy (Jun 27, 2013)
 
The story is tightly plotted and exciting. Reading it feels a lot like diving into an extremely smart, morally ambiguous fairy tale. And indeed, Gaiman's adult protagonist observes at one point that fairy tales aren't for kids or grownups — they're just stories. In Gaiman's version of the fairy tale, his protagonist's adult and child perspectives are interwoven seamlessly, giving us a sense of how he experienced his past at that time, as well as how it affected him for the rest of his life.
adicionada por SimoneA | editarNPR, Annalee Newitz (Jun 17, 2013)
 
Reading Gaiman's new novel, his first for adults since 2005's The Anansi Boys, is like listening to that rare friend whose dreams you actually want to hear about at breakfast. The narrator, an unnamed Brit, has returned to his hometown for a funeral. Drawn to a farm he dimly recalls from his youth, he's flooded with strange memories: of a suicide, the malign forces it unleashed and the three otherworldly females who helped him survive a terrifying odyssey. Gaiman's at his fantasy-master best here—the struggle between a boy and a shape-shifter with "rotting-cloth eyes" moves at a speedy, chilling clip. What distinguishes the book, though, is its evocation of the powerlessness and wonder of childhood, a time when magic seems as likely as any other answer and good stories help us through. "Why didn't adults want to read about Narnia, about secret islands and ... dangerous fairies?" the hero wonders. Sometimes, they do.
 

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Gaiman, Neilautor principaltodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Coder, LaneArtista da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Johnson, AdamDesigner da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Kerner, Jamie LynnDesignerautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
McKean, DaveIlustradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Sasscer, AshleeDesigner da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado

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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 ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang.

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