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  • Published: New York : Perennial, [2003], c1997.
  • Year Published: 1997
  • Description: 370 p. : map ; 21 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 760

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  • 0060557818 (pbk.) :

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Neverwhere

by Gaiman, Neil.

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London Below

For those who like the grand imagery of "American Gods," "Neverwhere" is also a look at the deeper levels of human life and where we live.
The book tells the story of Richard Mayhew, who takes in a homeless girl over his fiancee's protests. As a result of his kind act, he becomes part of the parallel "London Below," a landscape and supernatural community that exists near the "London Above" of which he had been a part in his daily life until then. Indeed, to those in "London Above," including his former co-workers, he has ceased to exist, although he can still see and hear them. Now he must help save the homeless girl, Door, from assassins and hopefully save his own soul in the process.

Modern Alice in Wonderland

Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere is a sort of modern Alice in Wonderland where an alternate "London below" exists just below the surface (figuratively and literally) of "London above." Having seen both the BBC miniseries that was released concurrently with the novel, I prefer the novel for its more detailed take on the characters and settings which allow the imagination to fill in all the details that the miniseries defines for the viewer. Shorter and slightly lighter (as much as a book about homelessness and living underground can be) than Gaiman's American Gods, Neverwhere has quick pace and excellent story that make it a good book to escape into.

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