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review 2017-11-17 14:46
Neverwhere
Neverwhere: Author's Preferred Text - Neil Gaiman

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 night and it changes his life forever. Without realizing it, helping the woman named Door will cost Richard his life as he knows it when he finds himself pushed out of his reality. Being lost about what to do, Richard goes looking for Door and finds out about London Below.

 

I liked Richard though I found him to be a little slow on the uptake sometimes. But I think that Gaiman did a good job of having a readers see things through Richard's eyes.

 

This book is told in the third person, and we get to follow a number of characters around. We have the Lady Door, the Marquis, and a woman called Hunter who's the best hunter in London Below. When Door goes on a quest to figure out who killed her family and why these four characters end up going on a series of mini-quests.

 

I kind of like how Gaiman mixes history in this book along with some cultural significance to people who are from Britain.

 

The writing was good, but as I said above, the flow was off for me for a good portion of the book.

 

The setting was awesome and I found myself interested in finding out more about those who live in London Below.

 

The ending felt a bit anti-climatic to me. But all in all, this was a pretty good story.

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text 2017-11-13 21:13
Reading progress update: I've read 23%.
Neverwhere: Author's Preferred Text - Neil Gaiman

Trying to enjoy this, but honestly this is not grabbing me like most of Gaiman's books. So far there is too much unknown. I don't need things spelled out right away, but I am not even drawn to Richard, Door, or anyone else in this book at this point.

 

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review 2017-09-05 02:45
First Book Read for Halloween Bingo 2017
Neverwhere: Author's Preferred Text - Neil Gaiman

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 favorite between the two. The most interesting character by far and the one that really kept my interest, was the character of Marquis de Carabas. With him I was never sure if he was a good guy, bad guy, or just looking out for himself. So I would have to say he was definitely the character that kept me wondering what he would do next, whenever he was on the pages. 

I really still have something's that confused me about the story but it didn't stop me from giving the book 4 out of 5 stars. The part that made me give the book 4 stars, was I just don't care for the ending at all. I probably would have only given the book 3 stars but I really loved the characters and the storyline. The book was creepy with some stuff that people would eat in the book and some of the individuals were really creepy and scary as well. Especially the characters of Mr. Croup and Mr. Vandemar. 

I am so glad I read this book and choose it as my first read for the Halloween bingo for 2017.

 

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text 2017-09-03 06:05
Reading progress update: I've read 20%.
Neverwhere: Author's Preferred Text - Neil Gaiman

Finally able to start reading for bingo. Picked this one up for the first one because it has been on my read list for a while and I haven't had a chance to pick this open until now. Due to the fact it goes for this bingo category.

So far while I am not very far along in this story I am really starting to get interested in it. It's pretty weird but kind of funny also. And I really like the main character of Richard, and the character of Door, she's quite the interesting character. 

 

 

I am hoping to be able to finish this in a couple more days. I am going to have to do bingo in between book tours that I am Involved in, that are due at certain times as well.

So I am hoping that I will be able to get at least one bingo before the ending. 

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review 2017-05-23 00:00
Neverwhere
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman 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 lesser beautiful creatures than are often in fantasy stories; although, there is an angel, a slumming angel. Also it isn't a save-the-world romance like a lot of the fantasies I've read. I enjoyed it. I checked it out because of the author. I didn't know there was a show of it too.
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