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Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

I’m not sure what to think or say about Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere.  The story concept is ingenious.  Gaiman constructs an entire world called London Below for the people of London who have fallen through the cracks.  These people no longer exist in the real London – London Above.

The plot centers around a rather boring man, Richard Mayhew, whose life in London Above is jarringly interrupted when he finds an injured girl named Door lying in the street.  After taking her and letting her heal, his life slips through his fingers and he must follow her into London Below in order to set out on a quest that will show him his true nature and help him get his real life back. The pair must face a fallen angel, a pair of sadistic murderers, and a massive beast, along with multiple other dangers on their journey.

Although the plot is engrossing and the characters vivid and realistic, my impression of this book was moderate.  Nothing really resonated with me.

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