Soon he finds himself living in a London most people would never have dreamed of: a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels. It is a world that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals and abandoned subway stations. And it is the home of Door, the girl whom Richard rescued, and whom, if he is ever to return home, he must now help in her mission to preserve this strange underworld kingdom from a mysterious figure determined to destroy it.
If Tim Burton rewrote Phantom of the Opera, if Jack Finney had a dark side, if you rolled up the best of Clive Barker, Peter Straub, and Caleb Carr into one, you still wouldn't have Neil Gaiman. In Neverwhere, he delivers one of the most absorbing reads to come along in years.
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"Gaiman's gift for mixing the absurd with the frightful gives this novel the feeling of a bedtime story with adult sophistication. Readers will find themselves as unable to escape this tale as the characters themselves." (Library Journal)
"[Gaiman] is, simply put, a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him in any media." (Stephen King)
Not as an introduction to Neil Gaiman. The book is not bad, but it's very predictable. You know right away who the "secret" villain is and how the story will more or less end. Also, the two heroes, Richard and Door, were dull and generic. The book does have Gaiman's dry humor and some lovely descriptions. It flows well and Gaimain gives a great performance. Neverwhere is not terrible, but it's not great either. Gaiman has much better work out there.
Only if they were a fan of his work. It's decent enough, but didn't keep me on the edge of my seat wanting more.
Gaiman gives a fabulous performance. He always does a fantastic job reading his stories.
Neil Gainman never fails to deliver unique and captivating story lines. This was a book I never wanted to stop listening to. I love the ending and how he wraps things up just enough.
The characters and character development.
When he first meets Door and they are in his apartment
As always Neil Gaiman tells a strange and engrossing tale. I enjoy reading his books but I like listening to him read them even more.
Neil Gaiman does it again! Neverwhere takes the reader to places most never imagine exist. He makes it real for those of us with vivid imaginations.
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Neil Gaiman narrated his own book, and I liked his voice. I like his writin. He makes a world and you can truly put yourself in that world. I found myself wonderin, what I would do if I were Richard. Poor, Richard. This book would make a very good movie.
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