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Neverwhere: A Novel
by Neil Gaiman
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PublisherHarper Perennial
Release Date2003-09-01 (added to CC 2 May 2009)
Amazon Sales Rank3,648

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinarylife, 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.


Member Reviews
(28 May 2014)
I was able to picture the characters in this book, they were creepy and wonderful and I think this is one of my favorite Neil Gaiman books!
(6 Oct 2013)
(10 Jun 2013)
About the audio version: Neil Gaiman reads his novel with richness and artistry. Each character has his own distinct voice, his own dialect. The inflections are perfectly spoken and timed. The settings and his descriptions of them are such that you find yourself smiling as he builds the picture in your mind, because you know exactly what he wants you to see.

If only I could let you hear Gaiman performing the voice of the villain, Mr. Croup. I have listened to hours of it, and it still makes me laugh every time. He gives Croup an ugly squawk and an evil drawl, that drips with pleasure over his own badness.

Plot, setting, characterization, it's all there, and I recommend it to sci-fi fans and non-fans alike. Listening to Neil Gaiman read his work the way he meant it to be read gives you a greater appreciation for all that is involved in good writing.
(6 Oct 2012)
(14 Oct 2009)
(9 Sep 2009)
Great sense of humor, great story line and interesting characters.
(19 Jul 2009)
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