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neverwhereFormat: eBook
Pub. Date: 09/1996
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Type: Fiction, Fantasy ~ Library Book
Pages: 370
Read: 9/20/2013
Rating: Liked it ♥

Neil Gaiman has created a world under London, it is hard to get to, unless you have a guide, and it is dangerous. It is filled with monsters, saints, murderers, knights in armour and pale girls in black velvet (note: don’t go with the girls in velvet). There is also an angel. I could tell you what the angel is doing there, but that would be a spoiler.

Richard Mayhew is on his way to dinner with his fiance when he stops to help a girl who is injured. He doesn’t know she is from London Below, he doesn’t even know what London Below is, but when his life in London above is erased he has to go below. In his adventures in London below he learns many things. He finds out the real reason to ‘watch the gap’ between the train and the platform and why to not go with the girls in velvet (almost too late he learns this). He gets involved with saving the underworld, with a little help from some unlikely sources.

The people in this London below are human in that they have human qualities of loyalty, greed, cowardice and heroism. At the same time they are not quite human. Some have unique abilities and come through or disappoint in unique ways. Plenty of twists and scary moments to keep one guessing and reading.

A delightful romp through the scary place that is Neil Gaiman’s brain.

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About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

2 responses

  1. Thanks, I haven’t read NG in 4 years. I will try this.