NEVERWHERE - By Neil Gaiman Reviewed by Kellie B. 04/19/17

“Young man," he said, "understand this: there are two Londons. There's London Above ―that's where you lived ―and then there's London Below―the Underside ―inhabited by the people who fell through the cracks in the world. Now you're one of them. Good night.” ― Neil Gaiman, "Neverwhere"

SUMMARY

RICHARD MAYHEW LIVES IN LONDON. HE HAS A NICE, NORMAL JOB AND A NICE, NORMAL GIRLFRIEND TO WHOM HE WILL SOON BE MARRIED. HIS LIFE IS VERY SENSIBLE AND ROUTINE. BUT ONE NIGHT, HE DECIDES TO HELP AN INJURED GIRL LYING ON THE SIDEWALK. HIS LIFE IS NOT GOING TO BE BORING OR PREDICTABLE FOR A VERY LONG TIME. HE GETS LOST IN WHAT IS CALLED "LONDON BELOW", A SPACE IN THE CRACKS OF THE WORLD WHERE MAGIC AND DANGER AND THE DARK ALL LIVE AND NOTHING IS SAFE. RICHARD WANTS TO GET BACK HOME. WHAT HE GETS IS AN ADVENTURE AND LESSONS SUCH HOW TO ADDRESS ROYAL RATS, HOW TO KEEP FROM BEING KILLED BY BEAUTIFUL BUT DEADLY WOMEN, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, WHO HE, RICHARD, REALLY CAN BE.

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THE BEAST of london below

richard DREAMS OF A BEAST HE HAS NEVER SEEN. it is ancient and evil. it has never known defeat.

BOOK REVIEW

I GIVE THIS BOOK 5 OUT OF 5 STARS

WILL RICHARD EVER GET BACK TO HIS FAMILIAR LIFE OR REMAIN IN LONDON BELOW FOREVER? In Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman, Richard Mayhew gets lost in a strange shadow world of the REAL London that he NORMALLY lives in. IT IS CALLED "LONDON BELOW" BECAUSE IT EXISTS IN THE CRACKS AND UNDERNEATH THE LONDON IN THE REAL WORLD. THIS BOOK IS NEVER BORING. THINGS ARE ALWAYS HAPPENING AND THE READER IS USUALLY SURPRISED AT WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. IT HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: MAGIC, GOOD GUYS, BAD GUYS, AN ANGEL, A WARRIOR, SOME PRIESTS, AND AN ANCIENT BEAST ROAMING AROUND WAITING TO KILL ANYBODY IN ITS PATH. rICHARD GOES ON A JOURNEY AND FACES OBSTACLES, MEETS EXCITING NEW PEOPLE - SOME OF WHOM WILL TRY TO KILL HIM. The best thing about the book is the creativity. The story is exciting. tHE WRITING IS VERY GOOD. The characters seem like real people, even though they are in an imaginary world. But it is not too serious. It IS actually very funny. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy, magic, and humor. i WOULD ALSO RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WHO LIKES IMAGINARY WORLDS AND HEROES FIGHTING THE BAD GUYS. It has some SUSPENSEFUL, exciting moments that will keep you reading to find out what happens NEXT. This is a very good story told IN AN EXCELLENT MANNER.

"IF YOU CUT us, DO we NOT BLEED?"

"NO."

NOT EVERYONE RICHARD MEETS IS KIND OR FUNNY. THESE GENTLEMEN DON'T HAVE ANY REDEEMING QUALITIES. PLUS, THEY AREN'T HUMAN. OR FRIENDLY. OR SAFE. OR NICE.

“Hold fast," he called. "Tell me your names, and your stations." "I am the Lady Door," said Door. "I am Portico's daughter, of the House of the Arch." "I am Hunter. I am her bodyguard." "Richard Mayhew," said Richard. "Wet.” ― Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere

“Richard did not believe in angels, he never had....Still, it was much easier not to believe in something when it was not actually looking directly at you and saying your name.”

A Motley Cast of Characters

bonus footage of neverwhere

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