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Cover & Synopsis + Wallpaper: “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

Amazon has the cover art and synopsis of the upcoming novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.
Here’s the synopsis:

A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.

This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real…

BONUS: HarperCollins has some The Ocean at the End of the Lane wallpaper.

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (June 18, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0062255657
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062255655
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6 Comments on Cover & Synopsis + Wallpaper: “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

  1. John E. O. Stevens // January 3, 2013 at 8:05 am //

    Argh vague synopsis.

  2. Here is the publisher’s blurb, lifted from Neil Gaiman’s journal:

    ” The Ocean At The End of the Lane is a novel about memory and magic and survival, about the power of stories and the darkness inside each of us.

    It began for our narrator forty years ago when he was seven: the lodger stole the family’s car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. 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 a menace unleashed — within his family, and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it.

    His only defense is three women, on a ramshackle 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.

    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.”

    Not sure that it clears anything up. 🙂

  3. 192 pages for $16 Hardback and $18 on Kindle? The pricing is novel yet the book is a novella.

    • Those charges should get more reasonable (I hope) by the time the book is actually released.

      • I love Neil as an author, but there is no way I’m paying that much money for a novella. Sorry, Neil.

        • I’m too big of a fan, I’ll shell out whatever I need to in order to read it right away. Its been far too long since I’ve had a new Neil Gaiman novel to read and it is worth it to me to pay the cover price to be able to discuss the book with other fans, and non-fans, while it is on everyone’s radar.

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