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Neverwhere 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.

10 thoughts on “Neverwhere

  1. says:

    I didn t enjoy this book as much as I should have I kept distracting myself with the thought, Why the hell haven t I readof Neil Gaiman s books Then I would have to tell myself to shut up, because I m reading one right now, and I can return to berating myself later.Neil Gaiman really understands fantasy He understands that it isn t elves dancing in a forest and drunk dwarves mining for gold with improbably well maintained beards No, fantasy is a reflection of reality, but fantastic I didn t enjoy this book as much as I should have I kept distracting myself with the thought, Why the hell haven t I readof Neil Gaiman s books Then I would have to tell myself to shut up, because I m reading one right now, and I can return to berating myself later.Neil Gaiman really understands fantasy He understands that it isn t elves dancing in a forest and drunk dwarves mining for gold with improbably well maintained beards No, fantasy is a reflection of reality, but fantastic It isn t an alternate reality, but reality through the lens of imagination, and possibly some mind altering substances Not only does he capture the essence of fantasy perfectly, but he does so with the trickiness and charming language that seems to be uniquely in the realm of British humorists He rarely describes anything in a completely straightforward manner, instead choosing to almost fool the reader into visualizing his delightful or, when appropriate, very undelightful charact...

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    I won this in a Goodreads Firstreads Giveaway Yay Look at these pictures Sorry for the darkness We were in the sunlight but it canceled us out Anyhoo I am in love with the looks of this little book It doesn t have a dust jacket It s one of my fav hardbacks I love them without the dust jackets I have added a picture of the front and back I have also added a picture of just one of the many illust...

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    Okay, so people have been telling me to read Neil Gaiman for ages They assume I ve read American Gods because the premise is similar to the Percy Jackson series Well, I still haven t read American Gods, but I ...

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    Neverwhere was my first real introduction to the world of urban fantasy a clever take on Alice in Wonderland, one can say, set in the semi magical, unsubtly dangerous, and quite fantastically warped world of London Below Young man, he said, understand this there are two Londons There s London Above that s where you lived and then there s London Below the Underside inhabited by the people who fell through the cracks in the world N...

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    I first started reading this book and honestly wanted to just chuck it in the bin I said very mean things about the protagonist under my breath.Surely, I said, a Protagonist means that they are pro and totally into furthering the story Surely, Protagonist is the similar to Proactive and Productive.I was wrong The word Protagonist, in its basic form is not similar to proactive It simply, from the Greek plays, means the principle character or the first speaking character.However, I maintain th I first started reading this book and honestly wanted to just chuck it in the bin I said very mean things about the protagonist under my breath.Surely, I said, a Protagonist means that they are pro and totally into furthering the story Surely, Protagonist is the similar to Proactive and Productive.I was wrong The word Protagonist, in its basic form is not similar to proactive It simply, from the Greek plays, means the principle character or the first speaking character.However...

  6. says:

    3.5 5 StarsWhether you ve read his book or not, there is a high chance that you have heard of the name Neil Gaiman if you re a reader and most people probably loved his works Let s just say I finally knew why I knew about him since 2009 from watching the movie Coraline which I loved and turns out it was based on a book written by him and that movie shocked the crap out of me cause it so imaginative and scary at times, I thought i...

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    Richard Mayhew had a perfectly ordinary life, thank you very much.He had a job that he didn t quite hate, a fairly decent apartment and a lovely fiancee despite what his friends thought One night, he and his fiance stumble upon a broken, bleeding girl The strangest thing His fiance couldn t quite see the girl orlike once she noticed the bleeding girl, his fiance would just as quickly un notice her.Shrugging that off, Richard takes the girl back to his apartment at her insistence a Richard Mayhew had a perfectly ordinary life, thank you very much.He had a job that he didn t quite hate, a fairly decent apartment and a lovely fiancee despite what his friends thought One night, he and his fiance stumble upon a broken, bleeding girl The strangest thing His fiance couldn t quite see the girl orlike once she noticed the bleeding girl, his fiance would just as quickly un notice her.Shrugging that off, Richard takes the girl back to his apartment at her insistence and tends to her wounds She leaves in the company of a marquis for the Under London A few short days later, much to his horror, people start to react to Richard the same way Their glances slide off him, they cannot hold conversations it s like he has disappeared When his landlord shows Richard s apartment to a prospective buyer with Richard still in there Richard knows that he has to go to the Under London as well Door the ...

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    Neverwhere Upon beginning a review of Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman my first thoughts were to write that even a bad Gaiman novel was better than most other authors best work But this is unfair, Neverwhere is not a bad novel at all Compared to Stardust or Anansi Boys, or especially the masterpiece American Gods, it lacks the epic presence and may even be categorized as one of Gaiman s lesser works What is present, though, is Gaiman s phenomenal writing, his brilliant and original imagination and Neverwhere Upon beginning a review of Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman my first thoughts were to write that even a bad Gaiman novel was better than most other authors best work But this is unfair, Neverwhere...

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    Final review After a multilevel process of reading, commenting and then rereading see my various updates below , here is the final summation of all my thoughts and feelings about Neverwhere 4 stars And read the illustrated version Review first posted on Fantasy Literature Neverwhere is a novel that improved dramatically for me on reread, which actually was a surprise to me I originally read it about six years ago when, in an odd twist worthy of London Below, it mysteriously appeared one day Final review After a multilevel process of reading, commenting and then rereading see my various updates below , here is the final summation of all my thoughts and feelings about Neverwhere 4 stars And read the illustrated version Review first posted on Fantasy Literature Neverwhere is a novel that improved dramatically for me on reread, which actually was a surprise to me I originally read it about six years ago when, in an od...

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    There are two Londons There s London above and then there s London below This book was recommended to me by genial Goodreads friend, Matthew Quann, whose effusive review sealed the deal.I was initially reticent Having read Gaiman s The Ocean at the End of the Lane, I felt that his writing was a bit young for my own personal taste and decided that, though delightful, his books weren t for this beyond middle aged sourpuss.Despite my misgivings, I dived in and was immedia...

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