I Won – The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Happy Friday everyone,

It’s a busy time for me right now. I’ve got lots of exams coming up at the end of June and the beginning of July. Nevertheless, I have good news:

I won a pre-release copy of Neil Gaiman‘s The Ocean at the End of the Lane from The Independent. YAY 🙂

Here it is:


I can’t guarantee that I’ll get to read it before the official release on Tuesday, as I’ve got lots of studying to do and I also joined a reading challenge where I have to read a 774-page book and do lots of tasks until the end of June (and that book also arrived today – whoa). I’ll still try though. Maybe I’ll have to pull an all-nighter.

Summary quoted from Headline¹:

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.

¹ http://www.headline.co.uk/Books/detail.page?isbn=9781472200310