The Ocean at the End of the Lane

He writes with such assurance and originality that the reader has no choice but to surrender to a waking dream' ARMISTEAD MAUPIN 'Some books just swallow you up, heart and soul' JOANNE HARRIS 'Summons both the powerlessness and wonder of ...

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472200330

Category: Fiction

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THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' AN ACCLAIMED WEST END THEATRE PRODUCTION ***** 'Neil Gaiman's entire body of work is a feat of elegant sorcery. He writes with such assurance and originality that the reader has no choice but to surrender to a waking dream' ARMISTEAD MAUPIN 'Some books just swallow you up, heart and soul' JOANNE HARRIS 'Summons both the powerlessness and wonder of childhood, and the complicated landscape of memory and forgetting' GUARDIAN --- 'My favourite response to this book is when people say, 'My childhood was nothing like that - and it was as if I was reading about me' NEIL GAIMAN --- This is what he remembers, as he sits by the ocean at the end of the lane: A dead man on the back seat of the car, and warm milk at the farmhouse. An ancient little girl, and an old woman who saw the moon being made. A beautiful housekeeper with a monstrous smile. And dark forces woken that were best left undisturbed. They are memories hard to believe, waiting at the edges of things. The recollections of a man who thought he was lost but is now, perhaps, remembering a time when he was saved . . . NEIL GAIMAN. WITH STORIES COME POSSIBILITIES.

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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.

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.

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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.

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!

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.


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

Page: 488

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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.

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

Page: 440

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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.


Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century

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.

Author: Tara Prescott

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786494778

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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A Library Journal Starred Review "An intriguing anthology of essays...fascinating...academics and readers who enjoy Gaiman's books will appreciate the care put into this impressive collection"--Library Journal "There is joy in seeing such diverse perspectives excavating Neil Gaiman's efforts. Not unexpectedly, the years of his work warrant endless analysis, and this volume is a keen example of such. It's a pleasure to be a part of it."--JH Williams III, New York Times bestselling comic book artist and writer. 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 J.H. Williams III contributes an exclusive interview about his collaboration with Gaiman on Sandman. Cartoonist Judd Winick offers a personal essay on how contemporary artists have been influenced by Gaiman's work.

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

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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 otherworldly 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.

Neil Gaiman

Of particular note is the short story Chivalry, which Miramax President Harvey Weinstein personally optioned for film. Gaiman's readings have a stronger performative aspect than what one commonly expects from an author reading.

Author: Neil Gaiman

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Live At The Aladdin captures the Portland, Oregon stop on Neil Gaiman's eighth and final reading tour to benefit the non-profit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. More than four hundred fans paid to attend this special event, which includes dramatic readings from his short fiction and poetry, including stories from his collections Angels & Visitations and Smoke and Mirrors. Of particular note is the short story "Chivalry", which Miramax President Harvey Weinstein personally optioned for film. Gaiman's readings have a stronger performative aspect than what one commonly expects from an author reading. "I've been doing these tours since 1993", said Gaiman. "I've really enjoyed returning people to the days when an author would take his work to the public, when a literary reading was something exciting, fun, and theatrical. Dickens did it. Oscar Wilde did it And, in a much lesser way, so have I". Apart from the reading itself, Gaiman's performance includes a lively Q&A segment that is sure to entertain even the most casual fan of his work. In addition to Gaiman's performance, Live At The Aladdin includes behind-the-scenes documentary footage and interview segments shot over the course of his reading tour, making this tape a must-have for any fan of his work.

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!

Now We Are Sick

. . If you have the same warped sense of black humor as I do, then this is a definite must." - Starburst "A delightful anthology of gruesome rhyme." - The Dark Side

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Dreamhaven Bks & Art

ISBN: 9781892058102

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Neil Gaiman and Stephen Jones have gathered together a unique collection of funny, frivolous and frightening poems by thirty of the world's best known science fiction, fantasy and horror authors. You are guaranteed to scream with laughter and chuckle in fear as you enter the warped imaginations of these masters of the macabre, for better or verse. Poems by: Brian Aldiss, Sharon Baker, Robert Bloch, Ramsey Campbell, Simon Ian Childer, Storm Constantine, Galad Elflandsson, Jo Fletcher, John M. Ford, Stephen Gallagher, David Garnett, John Grant, Colin Greenland, James Herbert, Richard Hill, Diana Wynne Jones, Garry Kilworth, Harry Adam Knight, R.A. Lafferty, Samatha Lee, Alan Moore, Kim Newman, Ian Pemble, Terry Pratchett, Jessica Amanda Salmonson, Jody Scott, S.P. Somtow, Alex Stewart, David Sutton and Gene Wolfe. "If for children you mistook The rhymes and poems in this book, We must at once apologize And open up your blinkered eyes. Please do not feel sad or lonely When we warn: FOR ADULTS ONLY!" - The Editors Reviews: "A very morbid, very funny collection." - Amazing Stories "Slick, gross, humorous, wry, slanted, poignant, moving, vomit-inducing and great, great fun . . . If you have the same warped sense of black humor as I do, then this is a definite must." - Starburst "A delightful anthology of gruesome rhyme." - The Dark Side

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

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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.

Snow Glass Apples

Tegneserie - graphic novel. A not-so-evil queen is terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter and determined to repel this creature and save her kingdom from a world where happy endings aren't so happily ever after

Author: Neil Gaiman

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ISBN: 9781472262912

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A stunning graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman's chilling retelling of Snow White. A not-so-evil queen is terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter and determined to repel this creature and save her kingdom from a world where happy endings aren't so happily ever after. From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula award-winning, and Sunday Times-bestselling writer Neil Gaiman comes this graphic novel adaptation by Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Colleen Doran (Troll Bridge, Sandman).

The Art of Neil Gaiman

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; ...

Author: Hayley Campbell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1781575177

Category: Art

Page: 320

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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.

The Sandman World s End

Caught in the vortex of a reality storm, wayfareers from throughout time, myth and the imagination converge on a mysterious inn at the World's End.

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Titan Books (UK)

ISBN: 9781852866099

Category: Graphic novels

Page: 166

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This collection of tales tells of travellers caught in the vortex of a reality storm. These wayfarers come from throughout time, myth and dreams to converge upon a mysterious inn, there to share stories of the places they have been and things they have seen, beside a flickering fire.

Death the High Cost of Living

Written by Neil Gaiman; Art by Chris Bachalo, Mark Buckingham, and Dave McKean From the pages of Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN comes the young, pale, perky, and genuinely likable Death.

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 9781563891335

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 103

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Written by Neil Gaiman; Art by Chris Bachalo, Mark Buckingham, and Dave McKean From the pages of Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN comes the young, pale, perky, and genuinely likable Death. One day in every century, Death walks the Earth to better understand those to whom she will be the final visitor. Today is that day. As a young mortal girl named Didi, Death befriends a teenager and helps a 250-year old homeless woman find her missing heart. What follows is a sincere musing on love, life and (of course) death.

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.