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Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
Neverwhere
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Richard Mayhew is an unassuming young businessman living in London, with a dull job and a pretty but demanding fiancee. Then one night he stumbles across a girl bleeding on the sidewalk. He stops to help her--and the life he knows vanishes like smoke.Several hours later, the girl is gone too. And... show more
Richard Mayhew is an unassuming young businessman living in London, with a dull job and a pretty but demanding fiancee. Then one night he stumbles across a girl bleeding on the sidewalk. He stops to help her--and the life he knows vanishes like smoke.Several hours later, the girl is gone too. And by the following morning Richard Mayhew has been erased from his world. His bank cards no longer work, taxi drivers won't stop for him, his hundred rents his apartment out to strangers. He has become invisible, and inexplicably consigned to a London of shadows and darkness a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals and abandoned subway stations. He has fallen through the cracks of reality and has landed somewhere different, somewhere that is Neverwhere. For this is the home of Door, the mysterious girl whom Richard rescued in the London Above. A personage of great power and nobility in this murky, candlelit realm, she is on a mission to discover the cause of her family's slaughter, and in doing so preserve this strange underworld kingdom from the malevolence that means to destroy it. And with nowhere else to turn, Richard Mayhew must now join the Lady Door's entourage in their determined--and possibly fatal--quest.For the dread journey ever-downward--through bizarre anachronisms and dangerous incongruities, and into dusty corners of stalled time--is Richard's final hope, his last road back to a "real" world that is growing disturbingly less real by the minute.If Tim Burton reimagined The Phantom of the Opera, if Jack Finney let his dark side take over, if you rolled the best work of Clive Barker, Peter Straub and Caleb Carr into one, you still would have something that fell far short of Neil Gaiman's NEVERWHERE. It is a masterful debut novel of darkly hypnotic power, and one of the most absorbing reads to come along in years.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780380973637 (0380973634)
Publisher: Avon Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: London Below, The World of Neverwhere (#1)
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 Neverwhere
I enjoyed this after a bit. The first 30 to 40 percent I found slow. But the book picks up momentum and I liked how we get to see more of the London Below via other characters when we're not following the main characters of Richard and Door. Richard Mayhew finds himself helping a young woman one n...
Lori's Little House of Reviews.
Lori's Little House of Reviews. rated it
4.0 First Book Read for Halloween Bingo 2017
For my first read I choose the book NeverWhere by Neil Gaiman, as I mentioned before. And I really enjoyed the book even though it was a very strange and confusing book. I really thought the main character of Richard was pretty strange and I liked him well enough, but the character of Door was my fa...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
4.0 Neverwhere
This was an interesting fantasy. It's about a world called London Below with all sorts of people and creatures that the people in actual London can't see. A common Londoner, average guy, ends up in the middle of war/quest type scenario. This other world is pretty cool. It's made up of rats and l...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
5.0 Magical underside of city and genre
I've rediscovered urban fantasy. This is the urban fantasy I was wanting to read when I kept stumbling into that ossified sub-genre full of vampires and weres. I love me some Hollows or Daniels like I love my fries and ice-cream, but every once in a while I want a different flavor, and it's been ha...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
5.0 Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
This was a reread for me, and it didn't disappoint. I had initially read it years ago as a teenager, so although I remembered roughly what happened, it was a whole new experience. Unfortunately, I'm not sure what to say about it other than it's pretty awesome in a slightly creepy, slightly unsettlin...
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