Neverwhere (London Below, The World of Neverwhere #1), by Neil Gaiman

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve recently reread Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere” and it exceeded my expectations from when I read it first years ago. It took me on a thrilling and rather surreal journey through the fictitious underworld of London.

From the very beginning, Gaiman drew me in with his vivid descriptions of the bustling city and the mundane world of Richard Mayhew, the protagonist. The storyline takes an unexpected turn when Richard helps an injured young woman and becomes immersed in a dangerous and supernatural world. The plot is full of twists and turns, making it impossible to predict what will happen next.

The world-building in “Neverwhere” is nothing short of remarkable. Gaiman’s imagination brings to life the vivid and fantastical setting of “London Below”, a parallel universe that exists beneath the streets of London. He creates a fascinating and complex society of outcasts who are living in the shadows and forgotten corners of the city. The individual characters are just as captivating, each one with their unique backstory and quirks that make them feel like real people.

Gaiman’s writing style is eloquent, descriptive, and immersive. He has a way of painting a vivid picture with his words that makes the story come to life in my mind. I found myself completely lost in the story at times.

In conclusion, “Neverwhere” is a fantastic novel that I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys fantasy or just a good adventure story.

Four out of five stars.

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