The Ocean at the End of the Lane

av Neil Gaiman. Häftad, 2014

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Anna Krieger, 14 juli 2014

Denna bok är så fantastisk i sin enkla, korta form att den inte lämnar en i fred även när den tar slut. Barnets utsatthet och beroende av vuxna porträtteras med sådan styrka att jag, som är vuxen blir helhjärtat engagerad även om jag vet att detta är en saga. Neil Gaiman har skrivit en bok för vuxna och unga men inte att läsa högt.

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  • Häftad (Paperback)
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 256
  • Utg.datum: 2014-04-10
  • Förlag: Headline Book Publishing
  • Illustrationer: n/a
  • Dimensioner: 177 x 112 x 19 mm
  • Vikt: 198 g
  • ISBN: 9781472208668

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Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul Joanne Harris I loved it Roddy Doyle Gaiman's achievement is to make the fantasy world seem true The Times It's possibly Gaiman's most lyrical, scary and beautiful work yet. It's a tale about childhood for grown-ups, a fantasy rooted in the darkest corners of reality. It is a story he's been waiting all his life to tell Independent on Sunday A hugely satisfying scary fantasy and a moving, subtle exploration of family, of what it's really like to be a child, and how the memories of childhood affect the adults we become. It's a wonderful book Irish Times The most affecting book Gaiman has written, a novel whose intensity of real-world observation and feeling make its other-worldly episodes doubly startling and persuasive Daily Telegraph This beautiful fable with flashes of terror and sparks of humour is about memory and magic and the darkness that lives without and within. Loneliness and longing saturate the pages but so does the redemptive power of friendship in the person of the magnificently adorable Lettie Hempstock Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Bookseller It's a very rare thing, maybe once a decade, for a novel to come along and within a few pages you know you're reading a future classic. If you haven't heard of Neil Gaiman yet you can be forgiven, but this, his sixth adult novel, will firmly cement his handprints in the literary walk of fame...this is one of those stories that is almost primitive in its power - it captures you heart and soul, and makes you grateful we have storytellers like Gaiman to feed our minds and stoke our imaginations. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is this year's big bang book Stylist Magazine This is a book to sink into, allowing yourself to be gradually pulled along by its currents, into a childhood that's half remembered. Events take place over just a few days, and since the consequences of his actions are forgotten by the main character, it's easy to believe that nothing of importance has really happened. But experiencing those few days, that snippet of a childhood and a quest for survival in a world that's already terrifying for children is a joy, an experience that will stay with you long after the final page is turned SFX Magazine Dark, strange and scarily brilliant: an otherworldly fable about memories and magic Marie Claire I really don't want to say too much about the story itself. I will say it is short as it focused on one event, one wrong that needs to be put right. And because of that focus Neil Gaiman is free to explore the minor but significant details as well as look at the grander parts of life. It made me smile, it made me sad, it made my heart ache and it made me think. "What else could I ask for?" Read it GavReads A book that will resonate powerfully with anyone attempting to process the darker aspects of their own childhood. And in an age when childhood ends early, and often brutally, that makes it a book for almost everyone Medium If it's not just for adults, and not quite for children, there is one age-flexible group it is written for. An obtuse thing to say about a book it may be, but The Ocean at the End of the Lane was written for readers. It's for people to whom books were and are anaesthesia, companion, and tutor. If you're one of them, you'll want to wade into it, past your ankles, knees and shoulders, until it laps over the crown of your head. You'll want to dive in Den of Geek A mind-bending tale with a hint of horror Glamour This book is another gentle earthquake under our psychological landscape Time Out If you think fantasy books are only for people who enjoy rocking a sock/sandal combo and dressing up as warlocks at the weekend, think again. It's brilliantly written and you can whizz through it in a couple of days Heat The novel is a children's book, in the sense that it is a book about childhood. A child could read and enjoy it but only an adult will appreciate it

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Neil Gaiman was born in England but now lives in Minnesota, in a big house of uncertain location where he accumulates computers and cats.