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Neverwhere

A Novel
Gaiman, Neil (Book - 2003)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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After he helps a stranger on a London sidewalk, Richard Mayhew discovers an alternate city beneath London, and must fight to survive if he is to return to the London he knew.
Authors: Gaiman, Neil
Title: Neverwhere
a novel
Publisher: New York : Perennial, 2003
Edition: 1st Perennial ed
Characteristics: 370 p. :,map ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Neil Gaiman
Notes: Includes reading group guide
Summary: After he helps a stranger on a London sidewalk, Richard Mayhew discovers an alternate city beneath London, and must fight to survive if he is to return to the London he knew.
ISBN: 0060557818
9780060557812
Branch Call Number: FICTION GAIMAN 2003
Subject Headings: Underground homeless persons Fiction Underground areas Fiction London (England) Fiction Businessmen Fiction Subways Fiction
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Horror fiction
Topical Term: Underground homeless persons
Underground areas
Businessmen
Subways
LCCN: 2003047114
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A novel about two Londons: the one we know and also the dark, subterranean city that lurks below.

After he helps a stranger on a London sidewalk, Richard Mayhew discovers an alternate city beneath London, and must fight to survive if he is to return to the London he knew.


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I enjoyed this book immensely but then I enjoy all Gaiman books.

Jul 18, 2014
  • msmigels rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A bit of mythology, fantasy, urban drama and a whole lot of London makes this book a funny, sad, witty and interesting read. The ending is both a terrific surprise and a perfectly logical culmination of the hero’s journey. I’ve never seen the British TV series that this is based on, and contrary to what I would think, this was a fantastic derivative work.

May 25, 2014
  • GregKush rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Very enjoyable book. Worth reading with a good set of characters and a rich world to explore. This is also a great 'first' book to read by Gaiman. I read "American Gods" first, which was a mistake as other books I've read since have suffered in comparison.

Feb 21, 2014
  • Indigo_Cobra_8 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

THIS BOOK IS FANTASTIC. <3 Yeah, the beginning is slow, but don't be fooled by the weird prologue. Personally, I got into it around page 30. The characters are interesting, the plot is full of twists, and Gaiman's dry humor brings the book to life.

I luv his other books, try interworld, the graveyard book, and others

Jul 05, 2013
  • pagetraveler rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you like Neil Gaiman's other work, such as American Gods or Graveyard Book, then this is a good choice!

Jun 22, 2013
  • ALloyd89 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I became interested in this novel after hearing a bit of the BBC radio series from earlier this year. (Now mind you, I didn't have a chance to finish the radio series.) I decided to check the book out, and wow! It's just as dark and thrilling as the radio series. It will pull you in and captivate you. I definitely recommend reading this!

Apr 29, 2013
  • wendynik rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

My first Gaiman and still my favorite.

Mar 28, 2013
  • bwortman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Gaiman's fantasy alternate London is a brilliant and dark world that is at turns delightful and disgusting and at all times utterly fascinating. In some ways, Neverwhere is a dark take on Alice in Wonderland with Richard pulled into a strange world that almost never makes sense to him. With a riveting plot and detailed characters, there isn't anymore to ask for from this book. But Gaiman also adds in his tremendous way with words, his delight in playing with the English language, that is an extra bonus on an already delightful package.

Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A grand adventure in the fantastical world of London Below. Despite the twists and turns of the plot, I never really connected with any of the characters and so never really got that invested in the story.

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Nov 12, 2012
  • Brenda74 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 05, 2013
  • pagetraveler rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Another great story from Neil Gaiman. This one takes place in the Underworld of London.

When Richard Mayhew 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. He has fallen through the cracks of reality and has landed somewhere different, somewhere that is Neverwhere.

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Jul 05, 2013
  • pagetraveler rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The boy had the towering arrogance only seen in the greatest of artists and all nine-year-old boys.

Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"You don't ask any questions. You don't get any answers. You don't stray from the path. You don't even think about what's happening to you right now. Got it?"

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