Once upon a time, a young boy lived down the lane from three ladies; a grandmother, a mother, and an 11 year old daughter. The eleven year old is called Letty Hemstock and she claims that the duck pond in their backyard is an ocean. Her mother remembers crossing the ocean from the old country and the grandmother remembers the really old country that was before the big bang. These women are the only hope our young narrator has to overcome the trouble he is in.
I did not need to check the dust cover to know this was the plot of the newest Neil Gaiman book. Gaiman has a distinct writing style that invites the reader into a world that is full of adventure and memorable characters. His writing style is unique because he can take fantastical elements and integrate them into reality in a plausible way. The Ocean at the End of the Lane feels like it will have a solid adventure and the plot already gives us insight to three interesting women.
Gaiman has said that this was a story he hadn’t even meant to write as a novel. It evolved from a short story to a novella then finally his first adult novel since Anansi Boys. He feels that this is something different than anything he has ever written, and this gave him a bit of anxiety. However, with a little help from some lucky advanced readers he was confident enough to release it and now us mere mortals are counting down till we have the same privilege. Be ready to pick up your copy on June 18th this summer.
“I’m so proud of it and hope you will give it a chance, Thank You.”
- Neil Gaiman
Good afternoon. Welcome to a brand new episode of the Call Yourself A Nerd Podcast. On this week’s episode; Danny and Ricky talk about a whole lot of movie and TV trailers, our ineptitude of understanding when the season finale of Game of Thrones is, and the failure of Ricky to watch Star Trek Into Darkness this week.
Hopefully you spent a lovely day with your mother yesterday, but today you get to enjoy the sweet sounds of the Call Yourself A Nerd Podcast. On this week’s episode; Danny and Ricky talk about all the new trailers, more rumors and we even talk about Game of Thrones a little bit. Go ahead and listen in.
I love comedies that are highly self-referential. They start in season one with a back story and just build and build. They aren’t necessarily serialized but the series still manages to reflect past events. It feels rewarding to remember and spot those references. Archer and Adventure Time are strong examples of this, but before them, there was the Venture Bros. Season 5 starts in a few weeks, and Adult Swim has released a great recap of the first four seasons. Check it out!
OK… so still confused? Awesome. Check out the show on Cartoon Network June 2nd at midnight.
Happy Revenge of the Sixth to everyone! Today we bring you a brand new episode of the Call Yourself A Nerd Podcast. This week; we talk about the new Call of Duty announcement, movie and comic book news, and of course we get into Iron Man 3. Give it a listen and have fun!
After a little time away, I have returned with a brand new Cheap Date. What’s Cheap Date, you may ask? Well this is where I recommend $30 worth of nerdy entertainment to fill your week; whether it be movies, comics, games or anything else. I keep everything to the $30 budget so you don’t go broke enjoying everything.
Hit the jump to read my recommendations.
Hey all! We’ve got a new Nerds Play: Minecraft video. We go on an adventure to establish a mine in our continuing quest to face the Ender Dragon. Check it out!
Allergies getting you down at the height of spring? I have the perfect cure…. New Music! Fortunately this month is diverse and you can choose from Electro pop, Hip-Hop, Jazz, & Instrumental / Indie/ Alternative Rock.
I have compiled a list of some albums I am excited for and have listed genres and release dates for your browsing / shopping needs . Not music Savvy? No worries, I have made sure to list some singles and comparable artists to give you some reference points.
Click the jump for new music by: Little Boots, Joe Satriani, Vampire Weekend, 30 Seconds to Mars and of course a few words about The Great Gatsby Soundtrack!
Hello, internet. Here comes a brand new episode of the Call Yourself A Nerd Podcast. On this episode; Danny and Ricky talk about news from C2E2, movie trailers and rumors, and some other random nonsense. Give it a listen and enjoy!