- Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow; Reprint edition (November 29, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062476378
- ISBN-13: 978-0062476371
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.1 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2,455 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author’s ultimate edition of his wildly successful first novel featuring his “preferred text”—and including his Neverwhere tale, “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back”
Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, 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.
Now 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.
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I’ve read what would be categorized as urban fantasy before but I don’t know that I’ve ever read a book quite like this one. The book is an unusual mix of fantasy, adventure, and maybe a little odd humor and magic. It’s not my favorite story ever, but I’m not sorry I read it by any means. Gaiman is a talented writer to be sure.
What I enjoyed about the book was that Gaiman successfully uses his story to remind us that things are not always what they seem and that there are people, all around us every day, who are hurting and “falling through the cracks”. I thought Gaiman did a great job of highlighting those realities without preaching about it. I also enjoyed that Richard was never painted as some hero that just needed an opportunity to prove himself. Instead, Richard is a claustrophobic, afraid of heights, sucker of a man who manages to help save the day only by accident and only after being beaten, broken, seduced and fooled repeatedly.
What I didn’t love about the book is that I found Gaiman’s style a little unusual and his writing a little too flowery for my taste (using too many words, or words no one would actually ever use in real conversation, to tell his story). I also thought that the book was largely predictable – not in the overall story – but there are three main “twists” in the story and I (and I’m sure most other people) saw them coming long before we got there in the book.
Overall, I enjoyed the book. I didn’t think it was perfect, but it was good enough that I’d definitely read Gaiman again.
Fantastic creation of an alternate London. The details and descriptions really make it come alive without bogging you down with stuff to remember. The characters are flawed but worthy. The telling of age old story of the unlikely hero and the heroine who has the odds stacked against her is fresh and riveting.
Wow. I must read another Neil Gaiman novel! And please tell me there will be more of Door and Richard Mayhew and London Below.
If you live in London, there is place so close you could reach out and touch it, yet could walk for a thousand miles and never reach. Under London, there is a place most of the citizenry of the city could never dream of. A place of monsters, saints, creatures of legend, and people who have fallen between the cracks.
Richard Mayhew finds out more than he ever wanted to know about London. A simple act of kindness pulls him out of his everyday existence. He is now following a girl named Door and the Marquis de Carabas on a quest of discovery and revenge. A strange destiny awaits him. A battle against murderers and monsters.
What if there were a world that existed alongside our own. Suppose that a simple act could send a person in our world careening into the other. Richard Mayhew worked in a London office. He planned to marry a girl named Jessica. He could best be described as a doormat. Then he helps a girl from the other world. This simple act takes him into a world of magic and darkness but makes him a stranger to his own world.
Neil Gaiman takes the reader into the magical world under London and somewhat out of phase. Richard finds that he no longer exists in his own world. To have any chance of getting back, he has to help Door on a quest of her own. Door is the oldest daughter of Lord Portico. She is the last survivor of her family, and she wants to find out who ordered them killed.
The concept, while not entirely new, has had fresh life breathed into it. The imagery has a dark nature, but the pace is relatively modest. The story was quite enjoyable.