NEVERWHERE by Neil Gaiman [Review]

I just finished my second Neil Gaiman novel. I chose Neverwhere as the reviews were solid and it looked interesting. Here’s what I’m starting to learn about Gaiman: he chooses some strange names for his main characters. In the last Gaiman novel I completed the main character’s name was “Nobody”, and in Neverwhere the main character is called “Door”. WTH??

Neverwhere tells the story of Richard Mayhew, a twenty something Scottish man who has recently moved to London. When Richard sees a young, injured girl almost appear out of nowhere on a busy London street, he immediately rushes to help her. However, by helping her, Richard is drawn into a magical world and blinked out of existence from him current reality. Richard soon sets out on an adventure with the girl (Door), her fierce bodyguard, and a mischievous Marquis to help Door avenge the death of her family and help Richard to get back home.

Neverwhere is an original story, has fun characters, and is impossible to put down. Although it’s one of Gaimans adult books (a couple f-bombs, a couple sexual references, and some violence), I felt the book was written for a younger audience. Nevertheless, it was a great read and one I would definitely recommend to a friend. For those of you that are familiar with Gaiman, please leave me a comment and let me know which of his novels I should read next.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars | Publisher: Harper Perennial | Pages: 400 | Source:Purchased | Buy on Amazon

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  • Sterling

    American Gods is his most adult novel and one of my favorites. It has a fullfiling brutality to it.