Neverwhere: Author's Preferred Text
National BestsellerSelected as one of NPR’S Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of All TimeThe #1 New York Times bestselling author’s ultimate edition of his wildly successful first novel featuring his “preferred text”—and including his special Neverwhere tale, “How the Marquis Got His Coat... show more
National BestsellerSelected as one of NPR’S Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of All TimeThe #1 New York Times bestselling author’s ultimate edition of his wildly successful first novel featuring his “preferred text”—and including his special Neverwhere tale, “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back” Published in 1997, Neverwhere heralded the arrival of a major talent and became a touchstone of urban fantasy. Over the years, a number of versions were produced both in the U.S. and the U.K. Now Gaiman’s preferred edition of his classic novel reconciles these works and reinstates a number of scenes cut from the original published books.Richard Mayhew is a young London businessman with a good heart whose life is changed forever when he stops to help a bleeding girl—an act of kindness that plunges him into a world he never dreamed existed. Slipping through the cracks of reality, Richard lands in Neverwhere—a London of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth. Neverwhere is home to Door, the mysterious girl Richard helped in the London Above. Here in Neverwhere, Door is a powerful noblewoman who has vowed to find the evil agent of her family’s slaughter and thwart the destruction of this strange underworld kingdom. If Richard is ever to return to his former life and home, he must join Lady Door’s quest to save her world—and may well die trying.Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, and is the recipient of numerous literary honors. Originally from England, he now lives in America.
Publish date: 2016-06-07
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
This was cute and imaginative, and reminded me a lot of Stardust, at least in the general outline of the plot: boy gets sucked into magical otherworld, finds a mystical girl, and they go on an adventure together. There are many differences of course, since Richard never meant to go into a magical ot...
by Neil Gaiman I've got the definitive authors preferred edition of this and the advantage of not having seen much of the television series, so I'm experiencing this Fantasy world as Neil Gaiman intended it should be. It starts out introducing two main characters; Richard from London above, who ...
Some people are born to be heroes. Richard Mayhew is not one of them. Richard would just like to get through the day. Richard is a passive participant in his life, allowing his girlfriend, now fiance, Jessica to control him. That is until one day, Richard decides to make a decision for himself a...
Ah, happiest of sighs. I think everyone knows my obsession with Neil Gaiman at this point. Which is why, even though I've already read Neverwhere, I hopped on the opportunity to read this new version with Gaiman's preferred text. There's a wonderful note from him at the beginning that chronicles wha...
Neverwhere is the story of Richard Mayhew, a 30 something Londoner who, through a random act of kindness, finds himself caught up in an adventure in "London Below", an alternate London that operates under it's own set of behaviours and rules (physics included). This is a pretty standard quest narrat...