Selected as one of NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of All Time
The number one New York Times best-selling author's wildly successful first novel featuring 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 and listeners everywhere.
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Von BikerJoe Am hilfreichsten 06.09.2017
A real Gaiman
Neil Gaiman managed to give urban fantasy a new twist. “Neverwhere” is an incredible hotpot of bizarre characters and events, where the reader/listener is taken on a scary rollercoaster ride through the “underworld” of London. It is not always clear, where this is going, but you will enjoy the ride. It is not just thrilling, it is also outrageously funny at times. As a freebie, you get to listen to Gaiman’s great voice, reading the story to you.
Richard Mayhew, the protagonist, is a decent young guy, a little bit boring and indecisive, but overall nice enough. All of a sudden his cozy little life falls apart, when he helps an injured young girl, collapsed on a sidewalk in London. Not only does his fiancée immediately walk out on him, but he becomes more or less invisible to the rest of his known world. Soon enough he will find out about the “other” London, a city underneath the city, where the wretched souls live, who fell through the cracks. This world is full of shady characters, scoundrels and murderers. You might even meet monsters and angels there. Unfortunately Richard will learn the hard way that scoundrels might be friends and angels foes.
The story is well written and really entertaining. It is a real Gaiman after all.
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Von Tino Elter Am hilfreichsten 07.09.2018
Humorvoll, gut gesprochen, Geschichte beliebig
Mir gefiel vor allem der Humor, der vom Erzähler perfekt herüber gebracht wurde. Die Geschichte ist sehr fantasievoll. Allerdings kann alles passieren wodurch es keine wirkliche Entwicklung gibt.