NEW NEIL GAIMAN NOVEL

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NEW NEIL GAIMAN NOVEL

Postby pip » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:02 am

I know i've been waiting since Anansi Boys and Graveyard book for a proper Neil Gaiman book and this is out next year. :D

Ocean at the End of the Lane -

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 ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang.
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Re: NEW NEIL GAIMAN NOVEL

Postby Catch-up » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:40 pm

Can't wait! :D
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Re: NEW NEIL GAIMAN NOVEL

Postby chillicamper » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:51 am

Woo Hoo. :D Its been a while since the last new NG book.
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Re: NEW NEIL GAIMAN NOVEL

Postby Selkie » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:21 pm

On the "Wanted" list :)
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Re: NEW NEIL GAIMAN NOVEL

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:57 pm

The only Neil Gaiman I've read, apart from Good Omens, is Neverwhere..................... and I lasted about a quarter of the way through, before giving up.
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Re: NEW NEIL GAIMAN NOVEL

Postby pip » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:03 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:The only Neil Gaiman I've read, apart from Good Omens, is Neverwhere..................... and I lasted about a quarter of the way through, before giving up.

Try American Gods. or the Graveyard Book is amazing . :D
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Re: NEW NEIL GAIMAN NOVEL

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:11 pm

Further to pip's post, more info on upcoming stuff from Neil.

http://www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk/ ... il-gaiman/
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Re: NEW NEIL GAIMAN NOVEL

Postby Selkie » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:35 pm

I second The Graveyard Book - although I loved Neverwhere too so maybe you won't like it :confusion-shrug:

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Re: NEW NEIL GAIMAN NOVEL

Postby Catch-up » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:24 pm

The Graveyard Book is excellent. I loved Odd and the Frost Giants too.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:50 pm

He is going to write a sequel to Odd if he has not finished it already. :D
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Re: NEW NEIL GAIMAN NOVEL

Postby chillicamper » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:00 am

Who's Wee Dug wrote:He is going to write a sequel to Odd if he has not finished it already. :D


I heard that too - where are all nis new books - he always seems busy, but there's no new books to read. This new one isn't out until next June! :lol:

I love The Graveyard Book, and American Gods is one of my fave all time books. :D
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Re: NEW NEIL GAIMAN NOVEL

Postby Dotsie » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:29 am

Another fan, can't wait woo hoo! :dance:
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Re: NEW NEIL GAIMAN NOVEL

Postby pip » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:28 am

chillicamper wrote:
Who's Wee Dug wrote:He is going to write a sequel to Odd if he has not finished it already. :D


I heard that too - where are all nis new books - he always seems busy, but there's no new books to read. This new one isn't out until next June! :lol:

I love The Graveyard Book, and American Gods is one of my fave all time books. :D


He edited quite a few short story collections in the last couple of years and did a chinese travel book along with the usual Graphic novel stuff. Never been into his grap[hic novels so it always feels like ages between his decent books. Odd sequel is at least two years away from what i can make out to be honest :(
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Re: NEW NEIL GAIMAN NOVEL

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:12 am

If I was still living in London I would go to his talk with Philip Pullman next month, I should have asked him when I was talking to him at a Worldcon party but I didn't want to take up too much of his time, it was a party even author's need time off to enjoy themselves. :mrgreen:
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Re: NEW NEIL GAIMAN NOVEL

Postby pip » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:18 am

I'd love to go myself. I've been leafing thorugh Pullmans Grimms Tales adaption and its really good. :D
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