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
Series: London Below, The World of Neverwhere (#1)
So I think I have a love/hate relationship with Gaiman books. Everything about them says I should love them, but 50% of the time I...well I don't hate them, but I also don't love them. This was another that I didn't love. It's fantasy, adventure, intrigue, and good narration (I listened and read ...
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 ...
A good and interesting book. Quite useful to read when the mundane cares of the world threaten to drown you, in your little office or in a crowded street. This book helps you remember that is not all that life can bring. Though I must admit, my dark and twisted heart was a bit disappointed at the en...
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...
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...