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Neverwhere: A Novelby Neil Gaiman
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Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.
"A fantastic story that is both the stuff of dreams and nightmares" (San Diego Union-Tribune), Neil Gaiman's first solo novel has become a touchstone of urban fantasy, and a perennial favorite of readers everywhere.
"A terrific surprise....Consistently witty, suspenseful, and hair-raisingly imaginative....Some of the best pure storytelling around." Kirkus Reviews
"Excellent....[Gaiman creates] an alternate city beneath London that is engaging, detailed, and fun to explore." Washington Post Book World
"More than mere entertainment....[A] strange place where fabulous worlds collide with mundane reality." Seattle Times/Post-Intelligencer
"A rich blend of observation and imagination — seedy, scary, charming, alive....It's a well-paced, entertaining read with a bracing core of pain and sweetness." Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Neverwhere displays the kind of wit, mythological invention, and attention to the odd detail that will be familiar to anyone who has read Gaiman's groundbreaking comic series, The Sandman." San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle
"Darkly whimsical....The narrative whips along at a breakneck pace....There are plenty of laughs as geography takes on a mythical dimension....You'll never look at the tube the same way again." Wired
"[A] darkly entertaining novel....Gaiman fans shouldn't be disappointed, and it's nice for those who haven't encountered his work before." Detroit Free Press
"[Gaiman] is, simply put, a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him in any media." Stephen King
"Alice in Wonderland with a punk edge doesn't begin to do justice to Neil Gaiman's first solo novel....In Neverwhere he has surpassed himself, creating a twisting tale to be treasured." Poppy Z. Brite, author of Exquisite Corpse
"Neil Gaiman is a star. He constructs stories like some demented cook might make a wedding cake, building layer upon layer, including all kinds of sweet and sour in the mix." Clive Barker, author of Weaveworld and Imajica
"Gaiman blends history and legend to fashion a traditional tale of good versus evil, replete with tarnished nobility, violence, wizardry, heroism, betrayal, monsters and even a fallen angel." Publishers Weekly
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.
Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinarylife, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.
About the Author
Neil Gaiman is the critically acclaimed author of the novels American Gods and Stardust, and the Sandman series of graphic novels, as well as Smoke and Mirrors, a collection of short fiction, and Coraline, a novel for readers of all ages. Originally from England, Gaiman now lives in America.
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