"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine! Each blogger spotlight one or more upcoming releases that they are eagerly awaiting.
This week I'm waiting on...
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, from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman.
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 the 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 defense 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.
Releases June 18, 2013
I want this book so badly I can taste it! Not only is it by Neil Gaiman, who I love to the ends of the Earth and back again, but it also sounds spellbinding. Don't you think? I was hooked as soon as I saw the words "fable that reshapes modern fantasy" because isn't that what Mr. Gaiman does? He takes us outside of the box and into worlds we never thought we'd visit. I'm so eagerly awaiting this one!
What are YOU waiting for?