2012/06/28

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

NeverwhereNeverwhere by Neil Gaiman
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Published: 1996

This is my first experience by Gaiman and I sure did like this book. I started this book as a group read lead by Carl over at  Stainless Steel Droppings, but as usual the distraction called life prevailed.I think that it was even better listening to the author reading his own masterpiece. I do recommend that everyone listen to the audiobook and you will not regret it.

This book took a week or so longer than expect, because I could not listen to the book going to work. This was due to the fact that my muffler rusted off from the exhaust. Thus, it sounds like a Harley was in my backseat. I could not get much from listening to the radio. 

I like it that Gaiman put a normal man Richard Mayhew stuck in the middle of his magical world(London Below) and he was thrust ed in this world after a meeting a bloodied girl, Door on the street. I think that there are few people that cannot relate throughout this journey of London Below. Gaiman did a great job putting the reading in the shoes of Richard, because the reader was thinking what Richard is thinking at that moment. I am thinking WOW this was his first novel.

I am glad that I read this book; I have been a fan of the dark arts for quite a while. It was a big thanks to Tim Burton movie and no I cannot choose which one.I love this gothic style of writing it was a painting f charters throughout wanting me to get some more.

After reading this piece if work, I think that I am going to be reading some more Gaiman. After reading this book, I wonder if there is a London Below in other towns and cities or maybe your town. Well..it is a thought.



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9 comments:

  1. This is one of my favorite books. I'm a huge Gaiman fan. I recommend reading Good Omens.

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  2. I second the recommendation for Good Omens. Gaiman and Pratchett make a hilarious team. I loved American Gods as well.

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  3. I've been wanting to read this book but haven't gotten a hold of it yet! I didn't realize it was his first.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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    1. You will not be disappointed Allison when you do read this work of art.

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  4. Good Omens was my first Gaiman and I loved it. This books and The Graveyard book are my other favourites... Well, Stardust was good, too. I guess I have four favourites. :)

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    1. I looks like I am going to have more Gaiman to my TBR pile. I have that issue with favorites with Stephen King as well.

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  5. When i first read this book years ago, it was my first Gaiman book too. I then went on to read whatever he had published at that time and I still make an effort to stay up with his work.

    American Gods is most excellent. And Stardust. And The Graveyard Book. Anansi's Children has a different flavor, but still worthy.

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    1. I enjoyed Gaiman's writing style throughout Neverwhere. It surely will not be my last read by him.

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