The Vassals of Kingsgrave kick off the VOK Book Club with their discussion of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman.
Join hosts Greg (claudiusthefool), Leigh (LordManderBlee ), Brett (White Raven), Zach (Alias), Amber (amberrocks), and Matt (Eiffel) as they analyze the short but powerful novel, touching on what it really means to be a helpless child in a world of adult cruelty; the responsibility of Gods (old or new) to their creations; the power of memory; and how easily we can forget the most formative events of our childhood.
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Edited by claudiusthefool
Image taken from the US Hardcover Edition published by William Morrow 2013. Design by Adam Johnson, photo by Lane Coder/Gallery Stock.
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hey guys, I mainly listen to your soiaf episodes, but 1) i was so happy when i saw you are doing the ocean and 2) episode was so nicely done! i enjoyed it so much! keep covering gaiman ;)! thanks and cheers!
Glad that it was enjoyed. I’d love to do an American Gods VoK at some point personally. As mentioned in the podcast, it’s one of my favorites. 🙂 I’m sure there’s plenty more Gaiman that will be discussed as time goe son.
I love them all! I will eagerly wait for the episode on American Gods then! 🙂
I agree! keep covering gaiman!
Glad you liked it. I had a blast recording it and look forward to more. I wouldn’t mind another story by Gaiman that features the Hempstocks. He did that with Shadow and American Gods, so who knows?
I like the idea of an American Gods VOK at some point too. I’ll put it on the poll for the next book club pick.