In His New Book, Is Neil Gaiman Exorcising His Scientology Past? - 2013-06-21

From UmbraXenu
Jump to: navigation, search
F347.png In His New Book, Is Neil Gaiman Exorcising His Scientology Past? June 21, 2013, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Neil Gaiman's new book, The Ocean at the End of Lane, is garnering good reviews and a lot of attention as his first novel for adults in eight years. Gaiman, 52, is well known for his fantasy and science fiction, including The Sandman comic series, the Hugo-winning novel American Gods, the Hugo-winning novella Coraline, and much more.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a mesmerizing read that should please Gaiman's many fans. We were charmed by its tale of childhood danger and myth stemming from a mysterious suicide on a country lane.

But there's also a lot here to consider for Scientology watchers. As Gaiman has said in press interviews, his idea for the book came from an actual suicide of a lodger staying in his family's home a short distance from Scientology's UK headquarters, where Neil's father was a prominent executive. And now that we've read it, we can say there's a lot more about Neil's Scientology past that makes this an interesting read.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = In His New Book, Is Neil Gaiman Exorcising His Scientology Past? | url = https://tonyortega.org/2013/06/21/in-his-new-book-is-neil-gaiman-exorcising-his-scientology-past/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = June 21, 2013 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}