Published: New York, NY : William Morrow,  Edition: First edition Description: 181 pages ; 22 cm ISBN/ISSN: 0062255657, 9780062255655, 0062265083, 9780062265081, Language: English
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
Well, I came back from the Ocean at the end of the Lane. Neil Gaiman has once again mesmerized me. He truly is a master storyteller. In this case, one that scared the bejeebers out of me, not quite sleeping with the nightlight, but still a good scare.
I believe in Tinkerbell, so it holds if I do believe in good, there is evil out there. Gaiman nailed the evil. The fact that granny called them 'fleas' to minimize the fright for the main character was just perfect.
If you are a suspense/horror fan, you'll love this.