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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 01/01/1997
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780380789016
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Review by Crowyhead
I really thought this was marvelous -- it's got a great blend of humor and suspense, and the characters are truly memorable.
Review by heidilove
this is dark fantasy at its best. originally a mini-seiers for the BBC, Gaiman shows that while he is visual extrodinaire, his true talent lies in using the word to transport us.
Review by ben_a
Anyone who names a character "The Marquis of Carabas" is ok by me.
Review by leld
This is a wonderfully fun and imaginative story. The fantastical elements are easily blended with thoughts on society, culture, reality, and our place(s) in life.
Review by jennyo
I really, really like Neil Gaiman. Neverwhere was terrific escapism. The story is all about a guy who's, quite literally, out of his depth, but who discovers that he can be brave, bright, and strong when it's required. He's an appealing character.I don't normally go for fantasy/alternate world type stuff, but Gaiman's so talented, I'd read anything he wrote. His books are witty and well-plotted, and he writes great characters.The really cool thing was that I went to one of my book club meetings tonight and took this book with me. The person who was choosing the book for next time said, "You know, I'd really like to read this Neil Gaiman book. It's called Neverwhere." I started laughing and pulled my copy out of my bag and said, "You mean this one? Yeah, pick it. It's great!"
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