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Book Information: Neverwhere

Neverwhere (1997) [Novel]
by Neil Gaiman Rating: Weighted - 8.0 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (131 votes) (Rate!)
Reviews: 5 (show them) Review!

Summary :

Richard Mayhew is a plain man with a good heart–and an ordinary life that is changed forever on a day he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. From that moment forward he is propelled into a world he never dreamed existed–a dark subculture flourishing in abandoned subway stations and sewer tunnels below the city–a world far stranger and more dangerous than the only one he has ever known...

Original title: Neverwhere
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionFantasyContemporary
FictionFantasyAlternate and Parallel Worlds
FictionFantasyContemporaryUrban

Notes:

  • Dedication: "For Lenny Henry, friend and colleague, who made it happen all the way; and Merrilee Heifetz, friend and agent, who makes everything good."

Links:

  • Neverwhere :: TV miniseries, screenplay by Neil Gaiman

Edition #1: Neverwhere

Neverwhere (1997)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Gaiman is a master... nobody in his field is better than this." Peter Straub
  • "Thrilling" USA Today
  • "A dark contemporary 'Alice in Wonderland'... imaginative, well-crafted [and] highly visual." Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • "Fabulous" Seattle Times
  • "Delicious" Washington Post Book World
  • "A rich blend of observation and imagination—seedy, scary, charming, alive. His novel offers droll Douglas Adams-type humor along with colorful characters, including satisfyingly creepy villains, and a protagonist who's neither a hero nor an anti-hero, but a person. It's a well-paced, entertaining read with a bracing core of pain and sweetness." Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • "Excellent... [Gaiman creates] an alternate city beneath London—and sometimes even on the rooftops above it—that is engaging, detailed and fun to explore... best of all, unlike Richard Mayhew's life in the mundane world of London above, Neverwhere is never, never dull." Washington Post Book World
  • "Gaiman, simply put, is a treasure house of story." Stephen King
  • "There are worlds beneath your feet... and shapes that wait just the other side of doorways, which you have only glimpsed in dreams. After reading NEVERWHERE, you will never walk past the shadowy places of the modern world with the same foolish confidence." Tad Williams
  • "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 and the Underground transforms into a house of mystery and imagination. You'll never look at the tube the same way again." Wired
  • "This is [Gaiman's] debut as a solo novelist. And an auspicious debut it is." Rocky Mountain News
  • "Delightful... Inventively horrific... [It] draws equally from George Lucas, Monty Python, Doctor Who, and John Milton... The chimerical stuff of nightmare and daydream." USA Today
  • "More than mere entertainment... [A] strange place where fabulous worlds collide with mundane reality." Seattle Times/Post Intelligencer
  • "A delirious, dreamlike trip, a work of imaginative virtuosity. Neverwhere is an eye-popping Alice in Wonderland for the new millennium." Mark Frost, author of The List of 7
  • "[A] darkly entertaining novel... Gaiman's fans shouldn't be disappointed, and it's nice for those who haven't encountered his work before." Detroit Free Press
  • "A terrific surprise... Consistently witty, suspenseful, and hair-raisingly imaginative... Some of the best pure storytelling around." Kirkus Reviews
  • "Alice in Wonderland with a punk edge doesn't begin to do justice to Neil Gaiman's first solo novel, but it may serve to set the tone. Gaiman is a master of creating and peopling his own worlds. In Neverwhere he has surpassed himself, creating a twisting tale to be treasured." Poppy Z. Brite, author of Exquisite Corpse
  • "Poetic... fascinating... Gaiman works his magic... [He] can create such a lovely sentence that you just want to wrap your tongue around it and say it in your head, over and over." Memphis Commercial Appeal
  • "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
  • "I didn't ever want this book to end... Hunter, Islington, Door—these characters are part of my life now... I'm over the moon about this book." Tori Amos
  • "Charm and whimsy... seasoned with a very adult-sized dose of horror... This book will take you someplace different." Arizona Daily Star
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ISBN: 0380789019

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