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A Novel
Gaiman, Neil (Book - 2003 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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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.
Authors: Gaiman, Neil
Title: Neverwhere
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Perennial,, 2003
Edition: 1st Perennial ed
Characteristics: 370 p. :,map ;,21 cm
ISBN: 0060557818
Branch Call Number: FICTION Gai
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Report This 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

Report This 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!

Report This 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!

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

My first Gaiman and still my favorite.

Report This 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.

Report This 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.

After reading American Gods by Gaiman, I have become a huge fan and have read every book he's written. Though I don't care for his Sandman series of graphic novels (more due to the illustrator, really) I have enjoyed every book I've read by Gaiman. Original and fresh, very imaginative. If you like urban fantasy, check this out.

Report This Aug 25, 2012
  • eliziarose rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is now a favorite! Great read, and with a non-sappy ending. This one mixes what is real, what is just in your head to make you look twice at reality. A fairy tale for grown-ups.

Report This Aug 23, 2012
  • dneriksen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Exciting read. I'm dumbfounded by the other comments that couldn't connect with Neverwhere. One supposes that Gaiman's stories tend to find greater favor amongst males. Perhaps? If so, then I speak as one of those insiders. Still, Mayhew's journey into responsibility certainly will resonate with some. Maybe not for others. For me, Gaiman hasn't yet disappointed. My first exposure to him was on the NPR oral storytelling program, The Moth. That Gaiman is so adept at the oral tradition might have something to do with his skills as a writer. Given that, it behooves one to read slow enough that you can "hear" the words. That's where much of the pleasure of reading Gaiman comes from.

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Report This 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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Report This 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.

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  • 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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