Neverwhere Illustrated Edition AUTOGRAPHED by Neil Gaiman (SIGNED EDITION)

Published March 17, 2017 by HarperCollins Publishers (Author Signed Edition) September 26, 2017.

ISBN:
978-0-06-283987-9
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4 stars (336 reviews)

"Richard Mayhew is an ordinary young man with an ordinary life and a good heart. His world is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. This small kindness propels him into a dark world he never dreamed existed. He must learn to survive in London Below, in a world of perpetual shadows and darkness, filled with monsters and saints, murderers and angels. He must survive if he is ever to return to the London that he knew."

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Looking at the world in wonderment

5 stars

Wonderful imaginative storytelling, I really like the idea of a parallel world next to ours.. These stories make me aware of how I looked at the world as a kid, imagining stories behind things you could almost see, but when starring at it vanished. Neil Gaiman catches these stories by the tale (get it..as Mr Croup would say) and builds them into elaborate worlds you can dive into.

Neverwhere

5 stars

Content warning Potential spoilers

Kyllä tämän Gaimanin kirjaksi tunnistaa

3 stars

Nuorehko sijoitusanalyytikko (vai mikä olikaan) törmää Lontoon kadulla mystiseen loukkaantuneeseen nuoreen naiseen, ja siitä lähtee seikkailu Ala-Lontoossa, jota kansoittavat raoista alas pudonneet tyypit ja jossa henki on jatkuvasti herkässä. Pääpahiksen jäljittäminen johdattaa sankarimme moneen groteskiin paikkaan ja tilanteeseen. Sen rinnalla tavanomaisen arkinen Lontoo pankkiireineen ja taidekuraattoreineen tietenkin kalpenee.

Review of 'Neverwhere' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

This is a truly peculiar novel. I found the conclusion to be particularly well constructed and interesting. As for the good guys, the bad guys, the dead and the living, suffice it to say they are just 'a little bit' difficult to sort out. An enjoyable, weird tale it is.

Review of 'Neverwhere Illustrated Edition AUTOGRAPHED by Neil Gaiman (SIGNED EDITION)' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Ah, where to start? I'm of two minds about this book. As I progressed through it, I thought, "Yes, I get it. This book is good. I'm enjoying the fantasy world of London Below. Three solid stars." But now, I find myself thinking about the book at odd moments, and I think I will have to upgrade my rating to 4 stars. It's sticking with me. The world building in Neverwhere is top notch.

Average Joe Richard Mayhew, through an act of kindness to a young lady in peril, ends up in London Below, a magical, scary place where the "other" people of London--some different, some with powers, some on the outskirts of regular society--live their lives unknown and unseen by those in London Above. Richard finds himself on a quest of sorts as he trudges the road back to his old life. You may find Richard annoying and weak, …

Review of 'Neverwhere' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

3.5/5 stars, rounded up...

So far, I always enjoy Neil Gaiman's writing--his humor, the way he pokes fun at common situations and plays with words, is a delight. In this novel, the evil duo Coup and Vandemar succeed in being very funny and totally disgusting at the same time. Richard is the protagonist and unlikely hero, and Door is sort of the damsel in distress, but not at all weak. Then, there's the Marquis de Carabas, who gets my vote for the most intriguing personality.

Overall, this is a light, fun read, not at all intricate or surprising. The most thought-provoking topic (for me) was the fact that Richard was just a background character in his original life, and perhaps this is what made an alternative reality call his name. (Which is reality?)

At the end of this novel, there is a short story which centers around The Marquis de …

Review of 'Neverwhere Illustrated Edition AUTOGRAPHED by Neil Gaiman (SIGNED EDITION)' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

It feels a little silly to write a review for a book with over 300,000 ratings and 1500 reviews on Goodreads. It's like trying to come up with an original thought on Hamlet. What can I say that hasn't already been said? Maybe nothing... but let's find out.

I mostly read on the subway now, which could be the most appropriate place to have read Neverwhere. It could only be more appropriate if I was reading it on the London Underground, rather than the NYC subway. But every day, as the subway car departs the lights of the station into the dark tunnels, and through a world only briefly glimpsed, I wonder what's going on in the shadows, in the distant spots of light. Is there a giant albino alligator living somewhere down there? A magical other realm with vampires, rat-speakers, goblin markets, and even stranger things. Neil Gaiman took …

Review of 'Neverwhere' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I apologise in advanced as this review may come across a bit gushy!

There is no doubt that Neil Gaiman is a brilliant story teller and what he has managed to do on this occasion is capture that moment you first fell in love with books. A clever story with wonderful characters that could, just maybe, possibly be true. There is enough included in the story, place names, historical events, those in society that most people try to pretend aren't there and little events like the flicker in the corner of your eye that can help you believe what you are reading is real.

One thing I see a lot of on imdb.com is "There are no small parts" and this is true here, all the characters are well developed, easy to like and they stay with you no matter how fleeting their part is. Richard is a our hero, …

Review of 'Neverwhere' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

I watched the original tv series when it came out so I was interested to refresh my memory and picked this up as an audiobook, since it's read by Gaiman himself. I want to like this book more than I actually do. It's an interesting enough story and well written, but somehow I can never quite get attached to any of the characters enough for it to really grip me. I suspect that living in London does give you more appreciation of the details, but I did work in London for a couple years and even so it just doesn't stay with me. A fantastical, interesting read but I like most of Gaiman's other stuff better.

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