Neverwhere

Neverwhere

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 19/09/2005
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Neverwhere
A master of urban fantasy.
I didn't think I could read a Neil Gaiman novel that was better than American Gods, it would appear I was very wrong. I immediately fell in love with this ... READ MORE
Emma Prince at Portsmouth
Neverwhere
Gaimantastic!
Welcome to the underground world of London, a dark dangerous place. You'll never escape, or so they say, as Richard Mayhew is about to find out! An incredi... READ MORE
sarah major
Neverwhere
Three dimensional characters and a fantastic plot!
This was the first book by Neil Gaiman that I read after finally allowing myself to be persuaded to buy it by a Prachett-mad friend. To begin with, I was s... READ MORE
Louise at Exeter
Neverwhere
Magical
A fantasy world under London that makes Alice in Wonderland's adventures pale in significance. You MUST read this.
Hannah Mulligan Ward at Woking
Neverwhere
A master of Urban Fantasy
I didn't think I could read a Neil Gaiman novel that was better than American Gods, it would appear I was very wrong. I immediately fell in love with this ... READ MORE
Emma Louise Pennell at Chichester

Synopsis

Mr Vandemar pulled the rat from the blade and began to munch on it, thoughtfully, head first. Mr Croup slapped it out of his hands. ‘Stop that’ he said. Mr Vandemar put his knife away, a little sullenly. ‘Buck up,’ hissed Mr Croup, encouragingly. ‘There will always be another rat. Now: onward. Things to do. People to damage.’ Under the streets of London there's a world most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet. Richard Mayhew is a young businessman who is about to find out more than he bargained for about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his safe and predictable life and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and yet utterly bizarre. There's a girl named Door, an Angel called Islington, an Earl who holds Court on the carriage of a Tube train, a Beast in a labyrinth, and dangers and delights beyond imagining...And Richard, who only wants to go home, is to find a strange destiny waiting for him below the streets of his native city. This stunningly original and brilliant first novel from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman has now been variously adapted into a graphic novel, a television series and an acclaimed six-part radio dramatisation on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra. Fans of the story can delve further into the world of Neverwhere with the novella How the Marquis Got His Coat Back. Includes extra material exclusive to this Headline Review edition. ‘Gaiman is a brilliant storyteller and with Neverwhere he tapped into something that anyone who knows London, even just a little bit, can relate to: its history, its romance and its many dark corners.’ – The Guardian A master of strange and wonderful worlds, Neil Gaiman began his career first as a journalist and biographer but his writing career really began with ground-breaking comic series Sandman, which received a number of awards, including being the first comic to win a World Fantasy Award. An undoubted cult figure in the arena of fantasy fiction, his output includes prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama but he is best known for his bestselling novels, including Neverwhere, American Gods, Stardust and his books for children including The Graveyard Book, Coraline and The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780755322800
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 320g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 32 mm

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Neverwhere
Neverwhere
An excellent read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not a book that I would usually go for - given that it was categorised by Waterstones Gower Street as a sci-fi/... READ MORE
Allen Tsui
Neverwhere
Neverwhere
At last a really well crafted fantasy fiction for adults. I wanted at least one sequel.
alison afshari
Neverwhere
Brilliant example of modern fantasy!
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman takes the reader in a world between nightmares and daydreams. The story sucks the reader into this strange world Neil Gaiman crea... READ MORE
Ilona
Neverwhere
Neverwhere
This was a fabulous read. Neil Gaiman (as usual) very quickly sucks you in to his view on the world - and it stays with you. I now walk past Centre Point... READ MORE
Hannah Bloomfield
Neverwhere
Neverwhere
I picked up this book by Gaiman after enjoying Stardust and was not disappointed. The alternative world alongside modern day London is filled with likable... READ MORE
James Windsor
Neverwhere
Neverwhere
Imagine suddenly becoming invisible. Not, some would argue, a bad thing: just think of the possibilities... But imagine not only being invisible but also i... READ MORE
Miranda Dickinson
Neverwhere
So loved it !!
Urban fantasy, underground london of another existence Exciting and enjoyable read
kerrielp
Neverwhere
Nah brudduh...
*spoilers* I do love the story and world, I love both Londons. I have a good idea what I would've done if I lost my prescence Above, I'd like The Marquis a... READ MORE
Sarah Lindsay
Neverwhere
Doors have never been more fun!
Neil Gaiman is probably one of my favourite authors, I've read their work for the past 15 years or so and every book of theirs I've read I've kept on my sh... READ MORE
Hollie Mclaughlin
Neverwhere
Thoroughly enjoyed!
Book club choice not a book I’d have picked up for myself. Thoroughly enjoyed getting lost in this very strange world. Neil Gaiman is an excellent story te... READ MORE
Helen Routledge
Neverwhere
Mind-bogglingly odd and brilliant
This is one of the best books I have ever read. If there is one thing I am sure of in this world, I love Neil Gaiman. That is a fact I have known for a w... READ MORE
Emilie Christine