Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight an upcoming release that we're excited about. This week I'm waiting on The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

 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.
(Summary from GoodReads)

Why wouldn't I read this? It's NEIL GAIMAN! Let's not joke around, I've liked everything that he's ever written. The man does not disappoint. And the cover is pretty.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane comes out June 18th.


  1. So, I haven't read any Gaiman yet. But it's on the docket! This looks compelling. And creeptastic. : )

    Great pick and thanks for stopping by My WoW
    Jessie Marie from The Daily Bookmark

  2. Great pick! This one sounds fascinating. I had to add it to my TBR pile.

    My WoW

  3. I hadn't seen this book before, but I love the cover! And the synopsis sounds very promising! Thanks for sharing.

    My WoW

  4. Looks like a great new title from Gaiman to look forward to! Looking forward to hearing more about it. The cover is also very cool. Great WoW pick :)

  5. Interesting. I love the cover. I think I'll add it to my TBR list. I don't think I've ever read a Neil Gaiman book, though I've heard they're pretty good. And I'm glad you like my 'About Me.' I think it's the best summery I've done of myself. And possibly the most acurate.

    Happy reading!


    PS I also followed you back ;)

  6. Ooh nice one! Never read this author but have seen of lot of Gailman's books over the years!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. This is why I LOVE these darn meme's! I get to find so many books that look great, that I probably wouldn't have notice before!. :)

    See what I picked this week at Read. Sleep. Repeat.

  8. Ooo, reshaping fantasy? *grins* Sounds like my type! ^_^
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW! :)

    ~Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

  9. I haven't read any of Neil Gaiman's work before, but this sounds pretty intriguing!!
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    - Jamie @ Miss Bookaholic

  10. I have never read a Neil Gaiman book, but this sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for stopping by.

  11. This sounds really good. I've been meaning to read Neil Gaiman novels for a while but haven't gotten around to it...

    Thanks for stopping by our WoW!

  12. Ah, gorgeous cover. <3 Have never read a book by him before.. But this one does sound amazing :) Hope you'll love it :D
    ¨Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  13. Not sure if I like the sound of this one but I hope you enjoy reading it! Thanks for stopping by my WOW post!

  14. This is a new one for me but it sounds really intriguing, mysterious & creepy! Nice choice, thanks for spotlighting it...and for stopping by earlier ♥


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