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Neverwhere Illustrated Edition Hardcover – September 26, 2017
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Neverwhere's protagonist, Richard Mayhew, learns the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished. He ceases to exist in the ordinary world of London Above, and joins a quest through the dark and dangerous London Below, a shadow city of lost and forgotten people, places, and times. His companions are Door, who is trying to find out who hired the assassins who murdered her family and why; the Marquis of Carabas, a trickster who trades services for very big favors; and Hunter, a mysterious lady who guards bodies and hunts only the biggest game. London Below is a wonderfully realized shadow world, and the story plunges through it like an express passing local stations, with plenty of action and a satisfying conclusion. The story is reminiscent of Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but Neil Gaiman's humor is much darker and his images sometimes truly horrific. Puns and allusions to everything from Paradise Lost to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz abound, but you can enjoy the book without getting all of them. Gaiman is definitely not just for graphic-novel fans anymore. --Nona Vero --This text refers to the Audible Audio Edition edition.
From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Gaiman assumes the role of narrator for his latest book, offering an intimate reading that steals one's attention almost immediately and keeps the listener involved throughout. As the story is based in the United Kingdom, Gaiman is a quintessential raconteur for the tale, with his charming Scottish brogue instilling life and spirit into the central character of Richard Mayhew. Pitch perfect, with clear pronunciation, Gaiman invites listeners into his living room for a fireside chat, offering a private and personal experience that transcends the limitations of traditional narration. The author knows his story through and through, capturing the desired emotion and audience reaction in each and every scene. His characters are unique, with diverse personalities and narrative approaches, and Gaiman offers a variety of dialects and tones. The reading sounds more like a private conversation among friends with Gaiman providing the convincing and likable performance the writing deserves. A Harper Perennial paperback (Reviews, May 19, 1997). (Nov.)
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Neverwhere was the original story set in London Below which Gaiman revisted with 'How the Marquis Got His Coat Back'. This version is a special edition that has been re-edited by Gaiman to include some of the story-telling that was removed when it was orginally published.
I enjoyed the book. I like the intelligence in the London Below story and the reference to key London landmarks and places.
this tale is not an "edge of your seat" read. However, the weird factor is off the charts. I wonder what this guy dreams about at night.
Take a journey through the "Underworld" courtesy of Mr. Gaiman. Looking in from the safety of your home, you won't want to leave.
It's been a while since I originally read this so I couldn't tell you how different it is from the first edition. Still a good story though. Makes me want to paint the characters. I would really like to hear the last BBC radio show they did of this, need to track it down. Towards the end it started to remind me of the end of A Christmas Story.
I didn't read the story at the end about the Marquis' jacket. I'll have to come back to that sometime in the future.