Saturday, November 24, 2012

My Favorite Find 11.24

My Favorite 'Find' is meme hosted by the wonderful MizB at Should Be Reading. A spinoff of her Friday Finds, it showcases that one drool-worthy book that stood out from the Friday Finds. In short, that book that you wanted to pick up read right now!  This event may, or may not, be posted every week - maybe there isn't a drool worthy find that week.  :)

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

For me, however, this week's find of The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman was probably close to drool-worthy. Unfortunately, even if I wanted to forego my current read and pick it up (which, let's be honest, wouldn't happen), it's not possible, as it's not even out yet. Hopefully I'm just as excited about it as I am now when it comes out in June of 2013.  :)

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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 int he 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.

Any drool worthy, drop life and read finds out there today?


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