The Ocean at the End of the Lane

WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2013 BOOK OF THE YEAR The Ocean at the End of the Lane is the bestselling magical novel from Neil Gaiman, one of the most brilliant storytellers of our generation and author of the epic novel ...

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472200330

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WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2013 BOOK OF THE YEAR The Ocean at the End of the Lane is the bestselling magical novel from Neil Gaiman, one of the most brilliant storytellers of our generation and author of the epic novel American Gods, and the much-loved Sandman series. 'Possibly Gaiman's most lyrical, scary and beautiful work yet. It's a tale of childhood for grown-ups, a fantasy rooted in the darkest corners of reality' (Independent on Sunday). If you loved the mesmerising world of Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus or were drawn into J.K. Rowling's magical universe, this book is for you. 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. His 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. 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.

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Did you know the Hempstock family in the novel have been in Neil's imagination since he was kid and he first came up with them when he was 9 years old? Or, did you know Neil wrote this entire novel by hand using a notebook and pen until the final stages? What are the amazingly true facts behind Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • If not found, request to have your choice created by using form on our website! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Write a review when you're done to hop on the list of contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true facts that keeps you learning as you read through the book” - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: Although the Author and Publisher strived to be accurate and verify all contributions by readers, due to the nature of research this publication should not be deemed as an authoritative source and no content should be used for citation purposes. All facts come with source URLS for further reading. This publication is meant for entertainment purposes to provide the best collection of facts possible. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

Magical Realism in A Monster Calls and The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Magical realism as a literary mode has been the cause of numerous debates since the publication of One Hundred Years of Solitude by the Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez in 1967, which the majority of critics consider to be the ...

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Magical realism as a literary mode has been the cause of numerous debates since the publication of One Hundred Years of Solitude by the Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez in 1967, which the majority of critics consider to be the first magical realist novel. Magical realism has been frequently confused with fantasy and is still considered by some as the latter's branch. Though there is no unified definition of magical realism, critics have agreed upon some of the most common characteristics. The present thesis makes use of Wendy B. Faris's theoretical framework on the mode's characteristics and applies it to A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. In both novels, marvellous happenings are incorporated seamlessly into a realistic narrative, which is the basic definition of magical realism. The events are presented matter-of-factly; thus, readers perceive them as realistic. Both novels also contain the primary characteristics that define magical realism as a literary mode, according to Faris. A Monster Calls has been adapted into a movie as well as translated into Slovene as Sedem minut čez polnoč. In the translation, magical realism retains its characteristics, since it is mainly a content based literary mode. In the movie, however, visual representations of the irreducible element, i. e. the yew tree monster, offer the viewers an opportunity to perceive it as ordinary.

An Excerpt from The Ocean at the End of the Lane

CONTENTS. Dedication Epigraph An Excerpt From The Ocean at the End of the
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Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062367234

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"A novel about the truths—some wonderful, some terrible—that children know and adults do not.” —Time Magazine “They say you cannot go home again, and that is as true as a knife . . .” A man returns to the site of his childhood home where, years before, he knew a girl named Lettie Hempstock who showed him the most marvelous, dangerous, and outrageous things, but when he gets there he learns that nothing is as he remembered. Wondrous, imaginative, impossible, and at times deeply scary, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is classic Neil Gaiman and has captured the hearts of readers everywhere.

Ocean at the End of the Lane A Novel by Neil Gaiman Trivia On Books

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Trivia-on-Book: Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you? Trivia-on-Books is an independent quiz-formatted trivia on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, grab your copy of Trivia-on-Books!

The Neil Gaiman Reader

'This collection is [like] the Beatles' "White Album": massive in size and scope, with individually brilliant pieces presented together because the only context they need is how good they are' MARLON JAMES A captivating collection of ...

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472282310

Category: Fiction

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'This collection is [like] the Beatles' "White Album": massive in size and scope, with individually brilliant pieces presented together because the only context they need is how good they are' MARLON JAMES A captivating collection of fiction from one of the world's most beloved writers, introduced with a foreword by Booker Prize-winning author, Marlon James. With a writer as prolific as Neil Gaiman, where do you begin? Or how do you know what to try next? Spanning his career to date, this collection of ambitious, groundbreaking and endlessly imaginative fiction will be your guide. Curated within this book are nearly fifty of Gaiman's short stories and novellas, interposed with excerpts from his five novels for adults - Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Anansi Boys and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. It is both an entryway to his oeuvre and a literary trove Gaiman fans old and new will return to time and again. Start where it suits you. There aren't any rules. NEIL GAIMAN. WITH STORIES COME POSSIBILITIES.

The Art of Neil Gaiman

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autoBIOgRapHy as gainan Has got, anD DeSPIte the main CHaRacter Being a
seveN-year-OLD BOy, It Is IN NO way a story for CHILDReN. Palmer, simply ...

Author: Hayley Campbell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1781575177

Category: Art

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Novelist, comics writer, scriptwriter, poet, occasional artist - a master of several genres and inadvertent leader of many cults - there are few creative avenues Neil Gaiman hasn't ventured down. From unforgettable books like The Ocean at the End of the Lane and American Gods to ground-breaking comics and graphic novels like The Sandman and Violent Cases; from big screen fantasies like Coraline to small screen epics like Doctor Who; and from short stories to songwriting, stage plays to radio plays, journalism to filmmaking, and all points in-between, The Art of Neil Gaiman is the first comprehensive, full-colour examination of Gaiman's work to date. Author Hayley Campbell, a close friend of Neil's since she was a small child, spent many months rummaging through Neil's attic to source the never-before-seen manuscripts, notes, cartoons, drawings and personal photographs for this book; these are complemented by artwork and sketches from all of his major works and his own intimate recollections. Each project is examined in turn, from genesis to fruition, and positioned in the wider narrative of Gaiman's creative life, affording unparalleled access to the inner workings of the writer's mind. Utterly comprehensive, lavishly illustrated, The Art of Neil Gaiman is the fully authorised account of the life and work of one of the greatest storytellers of all time.

Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century

In Being and Time Heidegger defines being unheimlich as “not-being-at-home”
in the world, the opposite to the usual ... This is the alternative story of growing-up
that The Ocean at the End of the Lane tells: a story of realizing and accepting the
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Author: Tara Prescott

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476619948

Category: Literary Criticism

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Neil Gaiman has emerged as one of the most influential literary figures of the 21st century. To borrow a phrase from his viral 2012 University of the Arts commencement speech, Gaiman “makes good art,” from his graphic novels to his social media collaborations, award-winning fantasy fiction and beloved children’s books. This collection of new essays examines a range of Gaiman’s prolific output, with readings of the novels American Gods, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Children’s books The Wolves in the Walls and Blueberry Girl and the online short story collection A Calendar of Tales are discussed. Gaiman’s return to the serial comic book form with Sandman: Overture is covered, and artist JH Williams III contributes an exclusive interview about his collaboration with Gaiman on Overture. Cartoonist Judd Winick offers a personal essay on his connection to Gaiman’s work.

Literary Research and British Postmodernism

For instance, an article about trends in fantasy writing over the past thirty years
might allow you to show how The Ocean at the End of the Lane fits within these
trends or is at the forefront of them. Another example might be an article about the
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Author: Bridgit McCafferty

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442254173

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Literary Research and British Postmodernism is a guide for researchers of postwar British literature that defines best practices for scholars conducting research in this period. Individual chapters connect the complex relationships between print and multimedia, technological advancements, and the influence of critical theory that converge in postwar British literature.

You Let Me In

You Let Me In delivers a stunning tale from debut author Camilla Bruce, combining the sinister domestic atmosphere of Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects with the otherworldly thrills of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

Author: Camilla Bruce

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1250302056

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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You Let Me In delivers a stunning tale from debut author Camilla Bruce, combining the sinister domestic atmosphere of Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects with the otherwordly thrills of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Cassandra Tipp is dead...or is she? After all, the notorious recluse and eccentric bestselling novelist has always been prone to flights of fancy—everyone in town remembers the shocking events leading up to Cassie's infamous trial (she may have been acquitted, but the insanity defense only stretches so far). Cassandra Tipp has left behind no body—just her massive fortune, and one final manuscript. Then again, there are enough bodies in her past—her husband Tommy Tipp, whose mysterious disembowelment has never been solved, and a few years later, the shocking murder-suicide of her father and brother. Cassandra Tipp will tell you a story—but it will come with a terrible price. What really happened, out there in the woods—and who has Cassie been protecting all along? Read on, if you dare... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Fragile Things

A collection of more than twenty-five short fictional works follows a theme of the intersections between life and death, perception and reality, and darkness and light.

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 9780755334148

Category: Fairy tales Parodies, imitations, etc

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A dazzling book of short stories from one of modern fiction's greatest and most imaginative writers Neil Gaiman. The distinctive genius of Neil Gaiman has been championed by writers as diverse as Norman Mailer and Stephen King. With THE SANDMAN Neil Gaiman created one of the most sophisticated, intelligent and influential graphic novel series of our time. Now Gaiman has produced FRAGILE THINGS, his second collection of short fiction. These stories will dazzle your senses, haunt your imagination and move you to the very depths of your soul. This extraordinary book reveals one of the world's most gifted storytellers at the height of his powers.


The Graveyard Book

After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

Author: Neil Gaiman

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ISBN: 9781410414410

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

Angels Visitations

A miscellany of fiction, humour, non-fiction, poetry, and artwork, Angels & visitations journeys from science fiction and fantasy shorts to detective stories and meticulously-researched literary works.

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Dreamhaven Books

ISBN: 9780963094421

Category: Fiction

Page: 166

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A miscellany of fiction, humour, non-fiction, poetry, and artwork, Angels & visitations journeys from science fiction and fantasy shorts to detective stories and meticulously-researched literary works.

Stardust

Life moves at a leisurely pace in the tiny town of Wall - named after the imposing stone barrier which separates the town from a grassy meadow.

Author: Neil Gaiman

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ISBN: 9780747274193

Category: England

Page: 246

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Tristan has lost his heart to the cool, distant Victoria, and in order to win her hand, he vows to retrieve a star they saw falling from the sky. To do this, he must go over an ancient wall, and is propelled into a world that is dangerous and strange beyond imagining. From the author of NEVERWHERE and GOOD OMENS.

Neil Gaiman s Neverwhere

Originally published in single magazine form as Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere 1-9.

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Titan Books (UK)

ISBN: 9781845763534

Category: Fantasy comic books, strips, etc

Page: 215

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There are two Londons. London Above is our 'normal' world, and London Below, deep underground, is where the Black Friars and the Hammer Smith live alongside the rat-speakers, and the Earl's Court forever travels the Circle line... Now, Richard Mayhew's normal life will disappear as he's plunged into London Below, thanks to a young streetkid called Door, herself on the run from a deadly plot. Can they survive? Not if Richard's nightmares about crossing Night's Bridge come true... Acclaimed writer Mike Carey (Lucifer) and master artist Glenn Fabry (Preacher) bring New York Times #1 bestselling author Neil Gaiman's urban fantasy to vivid life! Warning: Adults Only!

Zombies

We've again dug up the best stories published in the last few years and compiled them into an anthology to feed your insatiable hunger.

Author: Mike Carey

Publisher: Prime Books

ISBN: 9781607014331

Category: Fiction

Page: 479

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Return from the Preshamble / Paula Guran -- The Afflicted / Matthew Johnson -- Dead Song / Jay Wilburn -- Iphigenia in Aulis / Mike Carey -- Pollution / Don Webb -- Becca at the End of the World / Shira Lipkin -- The Naturalist / Maureen F. McHugh -- Selected Sources for the Babylonian Plague of the Dead (572-571 BCE) / Alex Dally MacFarlane -- What Maisie Knew / David Liss -- Rocket Man / Stephen Graham Jones -- The Day the Music Died / Joe McKinney -- The Children's Hour / Marge Simon -- Delice / Holly Newstein -- Trail of Dead / Joanne Anderton -- The Death and Life of Bob / William Jablonsky -- Stemming the Tide / Simon Strantzas -- Those Beneath the Bog / Jacques L. Condor (Maka Tai Meh) -- What Still Abides / Marie Brennan -- Jack and Jill / Jonathan Maberry -- In the Dreamtime of Lady Resurrection / Caitlín R. Kiernan -- Rigormarole / Michael A. Arnzen -- Kitty's Zombie New Year / Carrie Vaughn -- The Gravedigger of Konstan Spring / Genvieve Valentine -- Chew / Tamsyn Muir -- 'Til Death Do Us Part / Shaun Jeffrey -- There is no "E" in Zombi Which Means There Can Be No You or We / Roxane Gay -- What Once We Feared / Carrie Ryan -- The Harrowers / Eric Gregory -- Resurgam / Lisa Mannetti -- I Waltzed with a Zombie / Ron Goulart -- Aftermath / Joy Kennedy-O'Neill -- A Shepherd of the Valley / Maggie Slater -- The Day the Saucers Came / Neil Gaiman -- Love, Resurrected / Cat Rambo -- Present / Nicole Kornher-Stace -- The Hunt: Before, and the Aftermath / Joe R. Lansdale -- Bit Rot / Charles Stross.

The Last Temptation

This graphic novel, based on a story by Neil Gaiman and Alice Cooper, introduces Steven, who is afraid of just about everything until he meets the mysterious Showman and his Theatre of the Real.

Author: Neil Gaiman

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ISBN: 9781569714553

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 102

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This graphic novel, based on a story by Neil Gaiman and Alice Cooper, introduces Steven, who is afraid of just about everything until he meets the mysterious Showman and his Theatre of the Real. Steven watches the show on a dare, but then he learns what it is to be truly afraid. Illustrations.

Melinda

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Hill House New York

ISBN: 9780931771040

Category: Graphic novels

Page: 64

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Melinda is a haunting tale of a young girl living alone in a world of rot and decay--her only companions are the feral animals that rove the deserted ruins.

The Year s Best Dark Fantasy Horror

You may stumble into obsession -- or find redemption. Often disturbing, occasionally delightful, let The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror be your annual guide through the mysteries and wonders of dark fiction.

Author: Laird Barron

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ISBN: 9781607014317

Category: Fiction

Page: 569

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No matter your expectations, the dark is full of the unknown: grim futures, distorted pasts, invasions of the uncanny, paranormal fancies, weird dreams, unnerving nightmares, baffling enigmas, revelatory excursions, desperate adventures, spectral journeys, mundane terrors, and supernatural visions. You may stumble into obsession - or find redemption. Often disturbing, occasionally delightful, let The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror be your annual guide through the mysteries and wonders of dark fiction.