You see, we’ve been waiting for this day for eight years—that’s how long it’s been since Neil Gaiman published a novel for adults (Anansi Boys in 2005). But today, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is on sale, nearly at the omphalos of The Year of Neil.
We’re calling 2013 the Year of Neil because he has so many creative projects coming to fruition that it’s truly a bountiful harvest for his fans! At William Morrow, we’ve published two original hardcovers (Make Good Art and The Ocean at the End of the Lane) and two reprints (American Gods in paperback and How to Talk to Girls at Parties as an e-book short).
Who among you woke up this morning and had The Ocean at the End of the Lane downloaded to your e-reader from your pre-order? Who will arrive home from work to an on-sale day delivery waiting for you on the front stoop, packed with a first edition of #TOATEOTL?
Now is when the fun begins—we are dying to hear what readers think of The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I invite you to join the conversation and share your reviews on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Goodreads—and of course post your comments below!
Not to mention, Neil is starting his coast-to-coast book tour today, so look for lots of stories from the road by @neilhimself on Twitter. If you aren’t able to catch Neil on tour, check out this video of him reading an excerpt from the novel, his delivery is quite evocative.