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As you know from time to time we will share with you some reviews or musings from the “Non Indie” world so here are my thoughts on Neverwhere – PLUS simply leave a comment on the blog for your chance to win a hardcover copy! (Full details at end of the blog post)
Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp
Title: Neverwhere (London Below, The World of Neverwhere)
Author: Neil Gaiman – Illustrated by Chris Riddell
Genre: Urban Fantasy
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Selected as one of NPR’S Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of All Time
The #1 New York Times bestselling author’s ultimate edition of his wildly successful first novel featuring his “preferred text”—and including his special Neverwhere tale, “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back”
Published in 1997, Neverwhere heralded the arrival of a major talent and became a touchstone of urban fantasy. Over the years, a number of versions were produced both in the U.S. and the U.K. Now Gaiman’s preferred edition of his classic novel reconciles these works and reinstates a number of scenes cut from the original published books.
Richard Mayhew is a young London businessman with a good heart whose life is changed forever when he stops to help a bleeding girl—an act of kindness that plunges him into a world he never dreamed existed. Slipping through the cracks of reality, Richard lands in Neverwhere—a London of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth. Neverwhere is home to Door, the mysterious girl Richard helped in the London Above. Here in Neverwhere, Door is a powerful noblewoman who has vowed to find the evil agent of her family’s slaughter and thwart the destruction of this strange underworld kingdom. If Richard is ever to return to his former life and home, he must join Lady Door’s quest to save her world—and may well die trying.
I originally read this story many years ago, and have read it many times since, and now released with just the perfect blend of illustrations I would highly recommend that people take a journey “Below” to the darker side of London, where things are definitely not always what they seem. Neil Gaiman’s writing style is one I would describe as polarizing, as you rarely hear mediocre comments about it. People seem to either fall into the love it or loathe it camp. Personally I am firmly in the former, and anyone who has enjoyed tales such as Alice In Wonderland but never picked up one of Neil’s books should grab this ASAP because you won’t be disappointed.
Followers of my reviews know that I often have a penchant for the villains, and those who have slightly questionable character traits, and this story is no different. A slight word of warning, do not expect your story to come wrapped up in a tidy little bow because that’s not how this works ….. that is not how ANY of this works…… but I still recommend it,
An easy 5 stars from me – with another 5 for the illustrative additions. … simply because I can!
Giveaway Details – One copy will be awarded to the winner chosen at random on October 19th from comments left on this post. Prize will be provided by the publisher and Nerd Girl claims no responsibility for prizes lost or unclaimed. To enter comment MUST be on THIS blog post and winner will be announced ON THIS POST so please check back. US residents only. Void where prohibited.
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