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Neverwhere

A fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman based on a BBC miniseries which he wrote.

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A Quick Tip by melanielise

  • Jul 14, 2010
This book is fantastic. It is a world within the world. Very well written.
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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 . June 07, 2010
I decided to check out some of Neil Gaiman's works out of curiousity due to his ties with two of my favourite singers (he's a good friend to Tori Amos and engaged to Amanda Palmer).   Well, Neverwhere blew me away. The imagery puts you right into London Below with Door and Richard.   The twists (which I shant go into detail about to save any future readers the spoil) are unique and keep you guessing about what will happen next.   I must say that the …
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 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
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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 he never dreamed existed -- a dark subculture flourish in abandoned subway stations and sewer tunnels below the city -- a world far stranger and more dangerous than the only one he has ever known...Richard Mayhew is a young businessman with a good heart and a dull job. When he stops one day to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk, his life is forever altered, for he finds himself propelled into an alternate reality that exists in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals and abandoned subway stations below the city. He has fallen through the cracks of reality and has landed somewhere different, somewhere that is Neverwhere.

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Neil Gaiman is the author of the New York Times bestselling children's book Coraline and of the picture books The Wolves in the Walls and The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, illustrated by Dave McKean. He wrote the script for the film MirrorMask and is also the author of critically acclaimed and award-winning novels and short stories for adults, as well as the Sandman series of graphic novels. Among his many awards are the World Fantasy Award, the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Bram Stoker Award. Originally from England, Gaiman now lives in the United

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ISBN-10: 2277260029
ISBN-13: 978-2277260028
Author: Neil Gaiman
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Fantasy
Publisher: J'ai lu
Date Published: November 1, 1998
Format: Novel
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