Forget The Sandman, Neil Gaiman’s Best Book Will Get Adapted

Forget The Sandman, Neil Gaiman’s Best Book Will Get Adapted
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And it's going to be connected to your favorite animated Gaiman adaptation.

The story of a young man named Tristan who goes in search of a fallen star as a gift for his beloved girl; the tangled world of underground London, where rats talk to humans and angels drink wine from sunken Atlantis; the confrontation between the gods of the Old and New Worlds in the vast territories of America; people with buttons instead of eyes, punk parties, and the Armageddon that never happened.

Neil Gaiman began his career as a comic book writer, and after achieving great success in that field with the Sandman series, he moved on to literary fantasy. The novels Stardust and American Gods became bestsellers, won numerous awards, and were adapted, making Gaiman one of the most important fantasy writers of our time.

Coraline Director Set to Adapt One of Gaiman's Finest Works

It's time for Neil Gaiman fans to get ready again – because one of the author's finest works, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, is set to be adapted by Henry Selick, the director who helmed Coraline.

Selick has announced that while Coraline and The Ocean at the End of the Lane were not originally connected, he found common ground in the two works, so the new project will almost be a sequel to the 2009 animated film:

“Instead of a child going to this other world with a monstrous mother, it’s a monstrous mother who comes into our world to wreak havoc on a kid’s life.”

What is The Book About?

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The reader never learns the name of the main character. This is a boy who loves to read about adventures, loves pets, climbs trees, and experiments with a young chemist's kit. But he is lonely. He has relatives, but it seems that no one cares about him.

At some point, he seems to have come to terms with this and finds solace in books. But then some force brings him together with Lettie – a girl with a bunch of secrets, who knows more about the world than he does, who accepts the boy without questions, and becomes his true friend. This friendship changed him, made him grow up, and realize that the world does not revolve around him, that there is evil and that it is closer than it seems.

Source: Variety