The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Paperback)

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There are books we cherish as children and ones we appreciate more fully the older we get. Then there are books like The Ocean at the End of the Lane,
a work that completely traverses the landscapes of childhood and adult
life, like an existential funhouse mirror that shows the reader who they
were and who they’ll always be. Neil Gaiman’s latest novel is a fairy
tale, a morality lesson and most importantly, an exquisitely gorgeous
story of growing up and the power of friendship. 

— Zack

July 2013 Indie Next List


“Gaiman is a magnificent storyteller, creating scenes so complete that you aren't just reading, but rather inhabiting a universe that's thoroughly believable yet truly otherworldly. The story's terror -- the claustrophobia and vulnerability of childhood, the way a child's wants, needs, and fears go unnoticed by adults, and the horrors that can result -- is perfectly balanced against the consolation of books, the magic of the natural world, and the power of those who do listen, understand, and take action to set the universe to rights at whatever cost to themselves. Painful and wonderful, gorgeous and horrifying, truly fantastic, essential and classic, this is a book to return to again and again.”
— Carol Schneck Varner, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI

Product Details
ISBN: 9789866026683
ISBN-10: 986602668X
Publisher: Miu Si/Tsai Fong Books
Publication Date: January 28th, 2014
Pages: 256
Language: Chinese