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Neverwhere

69 Ratings: 3.7
A fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman based on a BBC miniseries which he wrote.

Product Description   Richard Mayhew is a plain man with a good heart -- and an ordinary life that is changed forever on a day he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. From that moment forward he is propelled into a world … see full wiki

Author: Neil Gaiman
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Fantasy
Publisher: J'ai lu
Date Published: November 1, 1998
15 reviews about Neverwhere
review by . June 21, 2010
While living a relatively boring and unsatisfying yet normal life in London, Richard Mayhew finds himself thrust into a bizarre and magical underworld all because he stopped to help an injured and bleeding young woman named Door.  These two worlds, London Above and London Below exist at the same time and yet the people who are a part of each world live very different lives.  Richard finds himself reluctantly involved with Door's quest to find out what happened to her family while …
review by . August 03, 2010
Magical mystery tour
   All London office worker Richard Mayhew tried to do that evening was help a damsel in distress, but he got more - way more - than he bargained for. Neil Gaiman has spun another magical mystery tour from the elements of the mythological quest paradigm. Underworlds, eternity, horrific beasts to be slain, labyrinths, immortality, heroes and antiheroes - it's all here in modern form, but nothing crucial really changes, does it? Reading this book is like watching a movie in your head. …
review by . August 11, 2010
There and back again
   All London office worker Richard Mayhew tried to do that evening was help a damsel in distress, but he got more - way more - than he bargained for. Neil Gaiman has spun another magical mystery tour from the elements of the mythological quest paradigm. Underworlds, eternity, horrific beasts to be slain, labyrinths, immortality, heroes and antiheroes - it's all here in modern form, but nothing crucial really changes, does it? Reading this book is like watching a movie in your head. …
Quick Tip by . July 14, 2010
This book is fantastic. It is a world within the world. Very well written.
Quick Tip by . July 11, 2010
My absolute favorite by Neil Gaiman. London Below is the shadow city that exists just beyond the reach of normal perception. The villains make my skin crawl. Richard Mayhew earns my respect as the classic anti-hero who steps beyond his fears to meet the bizarre challenges of an alternate reality. Door is winsome and gifted. I want to help her. I want her to succeed. And the story itself grabbed me by the collar and dragged me full-speed towards a stunning and satisfying conclusion.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
The writing isn't Gaiman's best,but the story and the ideas are up there.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
If you enjoy Hellboy, check this out.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
Neil Gaiman creates a truly fascinating world in this novel.
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
Gaiman is an amazing, creative author. I really enjoy his work. He always seems to bring some new viewpoint on something that you have looked at a million times before.
review by . June 27, 2010
Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere was one of the first novels he wrote that put him on the map of talented fantasy writers. He has since followed up with such blockbusters as American Gods and Anansi Boys. His apparent fascination with the mystical and spiritual in an urban context covers new ground for fantasy writers, and is both refreshing and engaging
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
One of my favorites of Neil Gaiman's (it is hard to pick just one favorite!!) Amazingly written! Characters are very interesting and I adore Gaiman's way of writing!
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
I'm new to Neil Gaiman, but I really enjoyed this book. Read it last summer and couldn't put it down!
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
Excellent book; Gaiman is an incredibly gifted writer.
review by . November 27, 2008
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Richard Mayhew is an ordinary man leading an ordinary life. He has a good job, a beautiful but self-centered fiancĂ© named Jessica, and a comfortable future awaiting him. Until he finds a young girl practically unconscious on the sidewalk as he Jessica are walking towards a pivotal dinner meeting for her career. The girl is hurt and bleeding, and without knowing why Richard helps her, making Jessica angry enough to break off their engagement.  The girl's name is Door, and after sending …
review by . December 07, 2006
Gaiman's horror is as chilling as it gets. In the midst of this fantasy-adventure tale, we must either avert our eyes or confront evil straight on in its multiple forms, one of them quite beautiful. "Neverwhere" is London-below, a dark, rat-infested series of tunnels, caverns, and time-bubbles, filled with sewage, mud, gore, and bits of historical London that never quite went away. The ragged people who live there have somehow slipped through the cracks of London-above. As always, the strong prey …
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