Book Review: 'Neverwhere' by Neil Gaiman

Thursday, 26 June 2014


'Under the streets of London...
It's a place most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, knights in armours and pale in black velvet. This is the city of people who have fallen between the cracks.  

Why did this book have to end? Since reading 'The Ocean at the End of the Lane' I have completely fallen in love with Gaiman's writing style and the fantastical worlds that he conjures up concealed in the sewers and underside of London, following the story of Richard, a typical Londoner who one day finds a bleeding girl on the pavement...which leads to him being unable to live in his reality of London and instead try to survive in the strange world of unopened doors, wild beasts, floating markets and rat-speakers. 

I could not put this book down. The characters Gaiman creates are utterly brilliant, there is such a diverse range of characters which offer the humor and heart ache you want from any great novel. It is full of adventure, twists, some brilliant word play and yet again the most terrifying villains. Seriously terrifying. 

I need to refrain from buying more of his books ... I don't even believe it myself. 

Let me know if you have read this or any other Neil Gaiman books.