This month we are reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.
The Cotuit Library Sci-Fi Book Club is meeting once again for some stellar book discussing. This month we will be reading a modern classic from writing master Neil Gaiman: The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Copies will be available for checkout at the Library and in ebook form on the Libby app leading up to the event.
“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 flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.
“Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie—magical, comforting, wise beyond her years—promised to protect him, no matter what.”
This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events–activities or contact the Library.