Ο ωκεανός στο τέλος του δρόμου (2020)

  • Title: Ο ωκεανός στο τέλος του δρόμου
  • Author: Neil Gaiman Μαρία Έξαρχου
  • ISBN: 9786185049102
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Lettie shrugged Nobody actually looks like what they really are on the inside You don t I don t People are much complicated than that It s true of everybody This story is an amalgam of helplessness and innocent ignorance of childhood with universe old wisdom, with mystery and wonder and unexplainable and unfathomable and things that lurk around the corners of reality and seep through the cracks in the world There s friendship and love, and cruelty and resentment And there are monsters and, in t [...]

    2. Sitting down to write a review of this book, I don t quite know where to start I was going to quote a passage that I particularly loved But no good can come of that Once I opened that door, where would I stop quoting So let me say this I genuinely loved this book I look forward to reading it again I will buy copies for my family as gifts I will listen to the audio and lament my own lack of narrative skill I will gush about it to strangers In short, it is a Neil Gaiman novel There is truth here, [...]

    3. Adults are content to walk the same way, hundreds of times, or thousands perhaps it never occurs to adults to step off the paths, to creep beneath rhododendrons, to find the spaces between fences.This book is childhood.Are all Neil Gaiman books like this So beautifully, hauntingly nostalgic I confess, this is my first but right now I am logging into to make sure it isn t my last I have one criticism, which is that this book isn t really an adult book The few adult scenes felt added as an aftert [...]

    4. All monsters are scared.That s why they re monsters 48 hours ago, when I read the last page for the first time, I had this strange, sad feeling Like I had come to the end of something beautiful without really comprehending the beauty of it until the last minute.Which is why it took me a re read to realize how brilliant this book is.The Ocean at the End of the Lane is childhood in 181 pages.Short Sweet Magical Scary Real.There is a reason this book is labelled as adult and it has nothing to do wi [...]

    5. 3.99 on kindle US Today only 2 4 18This was a magical story both happy and dark I loved it so much And Neil Gaiman did a wonderful job of reading his own book Once a boy befriended a girl named Lettie Hempstock, her mother and grandmother and nothing was ever the same againThere are beautiful and horrible things in this world and we find these things inside this book A boy that is coming of age in a world we know nothing about and everything about It did make me sad but you have to read the book [...]

    6. In the acknowledgments section of his latest novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman admits that the project was initially meant to be a short story, which grew to be a novel not a very long novel, but a novel nonetheless For fans it was big news, as it would be his first novel for adults since 2005 s Anansi Boys.I was never really into Gaiman s work I wasn t crazy about American Gods or Neverwhere and Coraline, all of which are routinely mentioned as fan favorites I loved Stardust, [...]

    7. It s kinda ridiculous how much I want to read this book I m seriously considering abusing my small amount of power to see if I can wangle and ARC out of somebody.

    8. Monsters come in all shapes and sizes Some of them are things people are scared of Some of them are things that look like things people used to be scared of a long time ago Sometimes monsters are things people should be scared of, but aren t.I turned 7 early in third grade It was a memorable school year because I had for a teacher a nun with a reputation Sister Evangelista was about 5 foot nuthin , and symmetrical If the what s black and white, black and white, black and white a nun rolling down [...]

    9. I remember my own childhood vividlyI knew terrible things But I knew I mustn t let adults know I knew It would scare them Maurice SendakConsidering how obsessed we are with the idea of childhood as a culture, it s pretty wild that no one can capture it quite like Neil Gaiman.emmareadstoomuch.wordpressThere are a lot of movies about boring white straight male aspiring writers in their 30s being taught how to LIVE WHIMSICALLY by a manic pixie dream girl There are books about the beautiful wonder o [...]

    10. Whoopsie daisy, it s unpopular opinion time again As I scroll through the page of this book, I only find raving reviews Four and five stars aplently, a rare three stars at the least And here I am, positively convinced that Neil Gaiman is a terrific author, yet the two books I ve read of him were completely underwhelming.Thing is, I have no idea what the hell I just read It was bizarre and weird and, quite frankly, not in a good way.But I am not giving up I will find a Neil Gaiman book to love I [...]

    11. Can a pond being an ocean Sure Why not DON T THINK IN LIMITATIONS BUT POSIBILITIESNobody actually looks like what they really are on the inside.Once you can get to accept that a pond likely can be a whole ocean, you will then enjoy this wonderful book.I think that Neil Gaiman, the author, was a genius even deciding the length of the book.Sure, the initial intention was to make a short story that ended inton being a novel, but at 181 pages of length, it s most likely a novella.However, that s the [...]

    12. While in his home town for a funeral, a middle aged man drives to the site of his parents former home and visits visits the farm at the end of the road, where he remembers some curious events from when he was sevenFirst off, I ll get the gripes out of the way The Ocean at the End of the Lane is marketed as Gaiman s first adult novel since Anansi Boys It feels a lot like a young adult novel, akin to the Graveyard Book or Coraline than American Gods Secondly, it s only 175 pages long In and of i [...]

    13. Everything you need to know about The Ocean at the End of the Lane is right there in the title The Ocean it alludes to is deep fathom deep as the true meanings of family love death blue icy like the Coraline s motherspider antagonist the demonic Nanny McPhee in the middle of the story cold like the rigidity of death, the panic of succumbing to childhood traumas vast like the leitmotifs spread out in elegant splendor along the narrative, tokens of the writer s impressive and grand imagination , w [...]

    14. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman is a fantasy in the The Graveyard Book section of his cannon, with Young Adult elements but written for adults Like American Gods, the book explores mythos and ancient mysteries and Gaiman is in rare form with a subject matter that resounds with disconnects between our mature selves and our inner child Gaiman approaches the supernatural in his story in much the same way as Jo Walton did in Among Others, using minimalism and a subtle shift in perspe [...]

    15. It is the first book I read by Neil Gaiman but I am sure it will not be the last It is creepy and beautiful and hopeful and melancholic.It is a book about the innocence and helplessness of childhood, about memories and also about so much as it contains a lot of universal truths so beautifully written.It is an adult story even if most of it is narrated through the eyes of a seven years old boy I loved the definition of adults from the book Grown ups don t look like grown ups on the inside either [...]

    16. A 84% Very GoodNotes We make pilgrimage to the landmarks of our childhood, in vain, to revive somehow the magic and wonder of youth.

    17. Some books you read Some books you enjoy But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul.Very truly so.Penning a review for this book is hard, so is the book itself Complex and intricately sewn together.No, I am not revealing the plot to you, dear wife All I am saying is that this is a different work altogether And a very, very fine one indeed.The story weaves childhood memories and nightmares, beliefs and myths into one fragment after another, until the fabric is tight enough to hold the wei [...]

    18. Update 7 5I ve been seeing a lot of different responses to my criticisms and I want to make some clarifications about my feelings Warning major spoilers view spoiler One of the events in the book involves the narrator s father attempting to drown him Now, it s not clear from the story how much is pure fantasy and how much is reality that s been warped into fantasy by the passage of time, but it s my interpretation that the events are at least based on reality, i.e what the boy remembers actually [...]

    19. I absolutely loved The Ocean at the End of the Lane I wish it had been longer I m late to the party, so so late to the party This novel was much darker then I expected it to be It is also so well written I mean the writing is just beautiful A middle aged man goes back to his hometown to attend a funeral and he revisits his childhood memories of the time he was friends with a girl named, Lettie Hempstock She was his only friend The boy is age 7 and we are never given his name We are never told wh [...]

    20. Rating 4 of fiveThe Publisher Says Sussex, England A middle aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother He hasn t thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond a pond that she d claimed was an ocean behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes [...]

    21. Nostalgia is widely frowned upon In these hectic times of living fast and forward, those who look back, fall back Those who contemplate their past and do so with a smile and a tear are said to live in museums of memories, stagnant, each teardrop further calcifying their energy into immovable stalactites What good is there in replaying old movies Why settle for a small library of old childhood adventures when each day offers a new one Why cling to a past and forsake a future As an incorrigible no [...]

    22. This is my favorite of Neil Gaiman s books so far a haunting novel about sacrifice, boundaries, and things remembered So many twisted and tattered new characters to get into our heads and under our skin Once again, Neil does what he does so well he takes us by the hand and introduces us to a dark, tangled corner of the universe full of things that make us shiver and hold our breath in the dark Authentic and compelling, there s much beneath the surface of The Ocean at the End of the Lane Like a s [...]

    23. I picked up this book with high expectations but in the end I felt that Gaiman has stretched the story unnecessarily it could ve been a really nice, but not great, short story, had he not extended it Weird was the first word that popped up in my mind, as soon as I started reading The second word that popped up was Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye , because the boy reminded me of him I remember enjoying reading The Catcher in the Rye, but this one was not that great and I ve mixed fee [...]

    24. I have seen a lot of contemptuous reviews of Gaiman s books, by reviewers I respect What is so great about them They ask All of them are simplistic stories using the same motifs again and again trite fantasies about little children up against mythical monsters Enjoyable, sure, enough to while away a holiday afternoon, maybe But great Come on guys, aren t you exaggerating a bit As a fan of Gaiman s prose, there was a time I would have been furious with them How can you not see the poetry of langu [...]

    25. Although completely different from its predecessor, The Ocean at The End of the Lane is Gaiman s best work since American Gods Whereas American Gods and much of Gaiman s often mediocre work since 2003 focus on at arm s length give the people what they want monster and weirdness storytelling, The Ocean of the Lane feels like the book Gaiman was trying to write when he wrote Coraline and The Graveyard Book Deeply personal but not quite autobiographical, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is dense an [...]

    26. 3 think I get itbut needed stars.I very much liked this adult fable but not to the extent that many of my real life and friends did.At times I was completely absorbed and mesmerized by the narrative and other times I felt that the cosmology was inconsistent, random and a tad repetitive I intuit that I understood the esthetic that Gaiman was attempting but often to me it was a miss rather than a hit The writing was beautiful, rich and full of complex emotion but it often felt that it was pulled [...]

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