• RRP: £7.99
  • You Save: £2.80 (35%)
FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
The Ocean at the End of t... has been added to your Basket

Dispatch to:
To see addresses, please
Or
Please enter a valid UK postcode.
Or
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Sold by musicMagpie
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Buy with confidence from a huge UK seller, all items despatched next day directly from the UK. All items are quality guaranteed.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Ocean at the End of the Lane Paperback – 10 Apr 2014

4.4 out of 5 stars 1,447 customer reviews

See all 31 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£5.19
£0.81 £0.80
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£5.19 FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10. In stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions


Frequently bought together

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane
  • +
  • Anansi Boys
  • +
  • Neverwhere
Total price: £17.77
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (10 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1472200349
  • ISBN-13: 978-1472200341
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,447 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,979 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Review

Remarkable . . . wrenchingly, gorgeously elegiac. . . . [I]n The Ocean at the End of the Lane, [Gaiman] summons up childhood magic and adventure while acknowledging their irrevocable loss, and he stitches the elegiac contradictions together so tightly that you won t see the seams. --Star Tribune (Minneapolis) on THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE"

Gaiman has crafted an achingly beautiful memoir of an imagination and a spellbinding story that sets three women at the center of everything. . . .[I]t s a meditation on memory and mortality, a creative reflection on how the defining moments of childhood can inhabit the worlds we imagine. --Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI)"

His prose is simple but poetic, his world strange but utterly believableif he was South American we would call this magic realism rather than fantasy. --The Times (London) on THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE"

[W]orthy of a sleepless night . . . a fairy tale for adults that explores both innocence lost and the enthusiasm for seeing what s past one s proverbial fence . . . Gaiman is a master of creating worlds just a step to the left of our own. --USA Today on THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE"

Poignant and heartbreaking, eloquent and frightening, impeccably rendered, it s a fable that reminds us how our lives are shaped by childhood experiences, what we gain from them and the price we pay. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

[A] compelling tale for all ages . . . entirely absorbing and wholly moving. --New York Daily News on THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE"

[A] story concerning the bewildering gulf between the innocent and the authoritative, the powerless and the powerful, the child and the adult. . . . Ocean is a novel to approach without caution; the author is clearly operating at the height of his career. --The Atlantic Wire on THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE"

Ocean has that nearly invisible prose that keeps the focus firmly on the storytelling, and not on the writing. . . . This simple exterior hides something much more interesting; in the same way that what looks like a pond can really be an ocean. --io9"

This slim novel, gorgeously written, keeps its talons in you long after you ve finished. --New York Post on THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE"

In Gaiman s latest romp through otherworldly adventure, a young boy discovers a neighboring family s supernatural secret. Soon his innocence is tested by ancient, magical forces, and he learns the power of true friendship. The result is a captivating read, equal parts sweet, sad, and spooky. --Parade on THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE"

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is fun to read, filled with his trademarked blend of sinister whimsy. Gaiman s writing is like dangerous candyyou re certain there s ground glass somewhere, but it just tastes so good! --Bookish (Houston Chronicle book blog)"

The impotence of childhood is often the first thing sentimental adults forget about it; Gaiman is able to resurrect, with brutal immediacy, the abject misery of being unable to control one s own life. --Laura Miller, Salon"

[W]ry and freaky and finally sad. . . . This is how Gaiman works his charms. . . . He crafts his stories with one eye on the old world, on Irish folktales and Robin Hood and Camelot, and the other on particle physics and dark matter. --Chicago Tribune on THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE"

When I finally closed the last page of this slim volume it was with the realization that I d just finished one of those uncommon perfect books that come along all too rarely in a reader s life. --Charles DeLint, "The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction" on THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description

From New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman, comes a novel of memory, magic and survival, about the power of stories and the darkness inside each of us.

See all Product description

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?


Customer reviews

Top customer reviews

TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 12 November 2014
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 30 April 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 23 June 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 28 July 2015
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 28 May 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 21 May 2014
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 10 May 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 19 March 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Most recent customer reviews

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: world of art, bram stoker, george martin, terry pratchett