The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a 2013 novel by British author Neil Gaiman. The work was first published on 18 June 2013 through William Morrow and Company and follows an unnamed man who returns to his hometown for a funeral and remembers events that began forty years earlier. Among other honours, it was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards.
A groundbreaking work from a master, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out. It is a stirring, terrifying, and elegiac fable as delicate as a butterfly's wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark.
I was a child, which meant that I knew a dozen different ways of getting out of our property and into the lane, ways that would not involve walking down our drive. Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I went away in my head, into a book. That was where I went whenever real life was too hard or too inflexible. It's always churning and roiling. And people change as much as oceans. Different people remember things differently, and you'll not get any two people to remember anything the same, whether they were there or not. ― Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
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When the Moon Is Low. Nadia Hashimi. As much disturbing as it is fascinating, The Ocean at the End of the Road is a great book. I'd strongly recommend it. A roller coaster ride of a book that is near impossible to put down!
There are three women living in a house at the end of a lane – Old Mrs Hempstock, Ginnie Hempstock, and Lettie, who owns an ocean which appears to be a duckpond, "dark water spotted with duckweed and lily pads". A dead fish, which turns out to have swallowed a Victorian sixpence, leads to an encounter with something alien, powerful, dangerous, though not entirely malign. It manages to get into the boy's house, where only he knows that it is not what it seems and that it means to take over. The boy moves into a world of primeval danger, helped, when he can escape to them, by the.
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When the boy and his father discover the body they also meet Lettie Hempstock, a mysterious eleven-year-old girl who lives on the farm at the end of the lane with her mother and grandmother. The boy is sent with her to keep warm in their kitchen while the police sort things out with the dead opal miner, and it's there that he realizes these women are not altogether ordinary. They do, however, make some really good food. When strange things start happening to him, like waking up choking on an old coin, he seeks out Lettie because she seems like she's got all the answers.
Al Hopkins (Albert Green Hopkins, Gap Creek, North Carolina, June 5, 1889 – October 21, 1932) was an American musician, a pioneer of what later came to be called country music. The members of the band that brought him to fame (which was known by several names: The Hill Billies, Al Hopkins' Original Hill Billies, and Al Hopkins and His Buckle Busters) came variously from Hopkins' own Watauga County, North Carolina and from Grayson and Carroll Counties in Virginia.
And maybe Lettie’s grandmother really can make the moon full every night, maybe she has been alive long enough to have witnessed the Big Bang. When the narrator remembers his life 40-odd years ago, when he was 7, he remembers magic. A magic first unleashed by a lodger who steals the family car, drives to the end of the lane, runs a hose from the tailpipe to the window and fills his lungs with smoke. His sole hope lies at the end of the lane, where the powerful good-hearted Hempstocks live - 11-year-old Lettie, her mother and grandmother - on a farm that is a portal to other worlds.