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Publisher Description

The #1 New York Times bestselling author's ultimate edition of his wildly successful first novel featuring his "preferred text"—and including his special Neverwhere tale "How the Marquis Got His Coat Back"

Published in 1997, Neil Gaiman's darkly hypnotic first novel, Neverwhere, heralded the arrival of a major talent and became a touchstone of urban fantasy. Over the years, a number of versions were produced both in the U.S. and the U.K. Now Gaiman's preferred edition of his classic novel reconciles these works and reinstates a number of scenes cut from the original published books.

Neverwhere is the story of Richard Mayhew, a young London businessman with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he discovers a girl bleeding on the sidewalk. He stops to help her—an act of kindness that plunges him into a world he never dreamed existed.

Slipping through the cracks of reality, Richard lands in the Neverwhere—a London of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth. The Neverwhere is home to Door, the mysterious girl Richard helped in the London Above. Door, a noblewoman whose family has been murdered, is on a quest to find the agent that slaughtered her family and thwart the destruction of this underworld kingdom. If Richard is ever to return to his former life, he must join the journey to save Door's world—and find a way to survive.

A hallucinatory fantasia of mystery, mythology, and terror that "draws equally from George Lucas, Monty Python, Doctor Who, and John Milton" (USA Today), Neverwhere is an "Alice in Wonderland with a punk edge" (Poppy Z. Brite), "that is both the stuff of dreams and nightmares" (San Diego Union-Tribune).

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2009
March 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
William Morrow
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Mayjod ,

Great story but expensive

I'm about half way through but so far it's great. If you like the other books by Gaimen then you'll love this. But...I think Apple needs to lower their prices. I could get this on paperback for less.

FrequentlyNotOnBoats ,

Absolutely Enchanting, Start to Finish

This was my second time readig Neverwhere, and I love this book! It's dark and thrilling and has wonderful characters. Gaiman's voice is descriptive and enticing, and builds momentum until I found it increasingly harder and harder to pull myself away. If you like dark fantasy, and the idea of a hidden world thriving off the underbelly of a modern urban setting, this book is definitely for you!

NF4awesome ,

Definitely a must-read

Captivating, amazing concept written into a perfectly intriguing novel with relatable characters and epic adventure.

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