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Neverwhere Under the streets of London there s a place most people could never even dream of A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, knights in armour and pale girls in black velvet This is the city of the people who have fallen between the cracksRichard Mayhew, a young businessman, is going to find out than enough about this other London A single act of kindness catapults him out of his workday existence and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and utterly bizarre And a strange destiny awaits him down here, beneath his native city Neverwhere The first half was so slow, and I was even thinking about DNFing which was horrifying to me, this is Neil Gaiman s book we re talking about Plus I also found it was too easy to guess who the bad guys really were These two things were the main drawbacks to the book for me But this book has some of the best characters ever Mr Croup and Mr Vandemar are just the best partners in crime ever I just need a book on the two of them And Marquis de Carabas was another great character Fantastic, fant The first half was so slow, and I was even thinking about DNFing which was horrifying to me, this is Neil Gaiman s book we re talking about Plus I also found it was too easy to guess who the bad guys really were These two things were the main drawbacks to the book for me But this book has some of the best characters ever Mr Croup and Mr Vandemar are just the best partners in crime ever I just need a book on the two of them And Marquis de Carabas was another great character Fantastic, fantastic However, I did not care much for Door or Richard Not one single bit and since they were the main characters that seem a bit problematic, rightI already killed you once today, what does it take to teach some people Sir Might I with due respect remind you that Mister Vandemar and myself burned down the City of Troy We brought the Black Plague to Flanders We have assassinated a dozen kings, five popes, half a hundred heroes and two accredited gods Our last commission before this was the torturing to death of an entire monastery in sixteenth century Tuscany We are utterly professional But I pushed myself through the book, and thankfully, mostly because of the great side characters, I managed to enjoy the story I didn t enjoy this book as much as I should have I kept distracting myself with the thought, Why the hell haven t I readof Neil Gaiman s books Then I would have to tell myself to shut up, because I m reading one right now, and I can return to berating myself later.Neil Gaiman really understands fantasy He understands that it isn t elves dancing in a forest and drunk dwarves mining for gold with improbably well maintained beards No, fantasy is a reflection of reality, but fantastic I didn t enjoy this book as much as I should have I kept distracting myself with the thought, Why the hell haven t I readof Neil Gaiman s books Then I would have to tell myself to shut up, because I m reading one right now, and I can return to berating myself later.Neil Gaiman really understands fantasy He understands that it isn t elves dancing in a forest and drunk dwarves mining for gold with improbably well maintained beards No, fantasy is a reflection of reality, but fantastic It isn t an alternate reality, but reality through the lens of imagination, and possibly some mind altering substances Not only does he capture the essence of fantasy perfectly, but he does so with the trickiness and charming language that seems to be uniquely in the realm of British humorists He rarely describes anything in a completely straightforward manner, instead choosing to almost fool the reader into visualizing his delightful or, when appropriate, very undelightful characters and events I couldn t help but to be completely charmed by and immersed into London Below, right up until the point when some jackass started to wonder, Why the hell haven t I readof Neil Gaiman s books So, a few years later, and a lot of people seem to like this review, still I ve decided to abuse the popularity of this review to attempt to steer fans of Neverwhere towards a few other books that I think they will enjoy Despite the theme of the review being ReadNeil Gaiman , the books listed below are actually by different authors, since I think I ve already made it clear that you should readNeil Gaiman So, aside from all of those, here are a few other recommendations 1 Bridge of Birds, by Barry Hughart An epic, hilarious mythological adventure.2.Wool, by Hugh Howey A pretty dark and serious tale of people living underground on a ruined world.3 The Baroque Cycle, by Neal Stephenson A globetrotting adventure set among a lovingly researched historical backdrop 4 Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow A nerd finds himself suddenly and unexpectedly being stalked by his own government, and doesn t think it s so cool A 80% Very Good NotesWherein the hero twice and villain share the same desire view spoiler deliverance from exile to a world they long to return to hide spoiler A 80% Very Good NotesWherein the hero twice and villain share the same desire view spoiler deliverance from exile to a world they long to return to hide spoiler Okay, so people have been telling me to read Neil Gaiman for ages They assume I ve read American Gods because the premise is similar to the Percy Jackson series Well, I still haven t read American Gods, but I did pick up Neverwhere in the Heathrow airport and read it on the way back home I enjoyed it a lot Great fantasy, wonderful sense of humor I can understand why Gaiman is so popular I ll have to look up his other books.

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