Neverwhere: Author's Preferred Text (Mass Market Paperbound)
I am madly, deeply in love with every little thing by Neil Gaiman. That being said, Neverwhere is by far my favorite. Richard is a very regular man, a creature of comfort who is well-adapted to his office job, high end apartment, and successful fiancee. But life as he knows it gets flipped upside down when he finds Door, unconscious and bleeding, on a nighttime walk, and together they traverse through the magical and dangerous world of London Below. Reading Gaiman’s books as an adult gives me that same sense of excitement I got while reading Harry Potter as a kid. I consider him the greatest fantasy author of our time, and you will not regret picking up a copy of Neverwhere.
- Recommended by Marissa— From October Staff Picks for Book Lovers
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 new 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. And 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.
"A fantastic story that is both the stuff of dreams and nightmares" (San Diego Union-Tribune), Neil Gaiman's first solo novel has become a touchstone of urban fantasy, and a perennial favorite of readers everywhere.
"Delightful ... inventively horrific."