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Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman


Author Neil Gaiman

  • Published: 2009-03-17
  • Category: Contemporary
4.5 Stars
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The #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, Neil Gaiman's darkly hypnotic first novel, 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.

Neverwhere is the story of Richard Mayhew, a young London businessman with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he discovers a girl bleeding on the sidewalk. He stops to help her—an act of kindness that plunges him into a world he never dreamed existed.

Slipping through the cracks of reality, Richard lands in the Neverwhere—a London of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth. The Neverwhere is home to Door, the mysterious girl Richard helped in the London Above. Door, a noblewoman whose family has been murdered, is on a quest to find the agent that slaughtered her family and thwart the destruction of this underworld kingdom. If Richard is ever to return to his former life, he must join the journey to save Door's world—and find a way to survive.

A hallucinatory fantasia of mystery, mythology, and terror that "draws equally from George Lucas, Monty Python, Doctor Who, and John Milton" (USA Today), Neverwhere is an "Alice in Wonderland with a punk edge" (Poppy Z. Brite), "that is both the stuff of dreams and nightmares" (San Diego Union-Tribune).

Top Customer Reviews

  • Amazing story....

    From Bean Phone
    I must have read this dozens of time... Classic! Heart-Warming, spooky, dark yet beautiful story... All at once! I want to travel London Underground! Take me with you!!!!! :)
  • Delightful!

    From MacPrawn
    Excellent read: a mix of Douglas Adams and Tim Burton... Very nicely done!
  • Great!

    From Jasevan
    One of my favourite stories of all time! Really interesting and gripping story.
  • Oddball & intriguing

    From Grant Millard
    A range of oddball and interesting characters each with their own motives, histories and flaws. Gaiman weaves them into a tight and intriguing tale I couldn't put down.
  • Give this a try and you'll be hooked from the opening words. Trust me

    From R Sangha
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