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The Ocean at the End of the Lane (original 2013; edição 2013)

por Neil Gaiman

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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.… (mais)
Membro:cpt.obvious
Título:The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Autores:Neil Gaiman
Informação:Harper Collins USA (2013), Paperback
Colecções:A sua biblioteca
Avaliação:****
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane por Neil Gaiman (2013)

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This is a beautiful book. Very grateful for my time with it. ( )
  dwarrowly | Nov 29, 2021 |
Now that I'm a librarian, I don't buy a lot of books. I mostly only purchase things that I know I'll read again, or that I loved as a child, or that I plan to share with my son when he's older. The Narnia Books, of course. Harry Potter. Tolkien. Things like that. So when I say I plan to buy this one, you know that means I loved it.

To me, this book was about how awful it is to be a child. We all idealize childhood--so fun! You don't have to pay bills or work! You can sleep whenever you want! But the truth is, being a child is scary. You're confused about how the world works most of the time, and you're at the mercy of the adults around you. Adults who are supposed to take care of you sometimes don't, or they're supposed to have your best interests at heart but are often too wrapped up in their own nonsense to think of anyone other than themselves.

And of course it's Gaiman, so the language and writing are beautiful, genius, lovely. It also features a main character who disappeared into books as a way to escape when he was a child, and that's exactly who I was too. In the darkest of times we can go back to the stories and lose ourselves and feel safe. The Narnia books did that for me. The Hobbit. Deep Wizardry by Diane Duane. I could go on and on, but I'm guessing you get the picture. This story spoke to me in a way few do. It knew me. Those are the best kind of stories, I think. The ones that make me feel less alone in the world. Thanks for that, Mr. Gaiman. ( )
  readingjag | Nov 29, 2021 |
Probably not a good book to read when you're sick. I suspect my rating would be higher had I read it at another time...

Creepier and more grotesque than many of his other works. Think Nightmares from Sandman. ( )
  Cerestheories | Nov 8, 2021 |
This was a good story, well told, as we expect from Neil Gaiman. I'd deliberately avoided reading a synopsis before hand, as I wanted this to be a totally fresh experience, free from any spoilers - or even hints of spoilers. And so as I listened to the audiobook (masterfully narrated by the author), I was able to fully allow the story to suck me in without any preconceived ideas of what the story was about.
This is a beautiful story. Gaiman is a master of these types of fantasy books, and I much prefer this kind of fantasy over swords & dragons.
It's always a pleasure to be able to read a new Gaiman story, and now I'm ready for the next one. ( )
  KrakenTamer | Oct 23, 2021 |
Loved this book! Took me a bit to figure out all the pieces but it was amazing. Like the Graveyard book, Neil Gaiman takes what's seems to be a spooky children's story and turns it into a miraculous tale for all ages. Can't reccomend it highly enough! ( )
  nosborm | Oct 10, 2021 |
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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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