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 this
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.
only defence 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. From Goodreads.
I enjoyed this. It was scary. I really like this kind of fantasy where the creatures and other things from beyond this world mixes with this world and catches people unaware. Of course there is, as there should be, the good "creatures", the three women who help the boy.
This book qualifies for:
2014 Ebook challenge
2014 Literary Exploration Reading Challenge
You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge 2014
Crazy Challenge Connection Chinese New Year Challenge
Nothing but Reading Challenges - April Showers
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2014
Nothing but Reading Challenges - Spell it Out - Animal Alphabet (O- dragonfly)
Crazy Challenge Connection Bard of Avon
Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon 2014