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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).
From Publishers Weekly
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Wonderful story of the flip side of London
Anyone who has ever wondered about what goes on behind the scenes of a city will find Neverwhere engrossing; it's a modern, urban fairy tale in the best sense of the term. Knights, damsels, beasts and quests... But in Gaiman's hands, nothing is EVER as it seems.
Amazing book, horrible price point iTunes
Apple and the publishers need to work a little harder here. We have a book here that deserves more than 5 stars, but I wish I could rate the store itself. Do yourself a favor and take a walk to your nearest brick and mortar bookstore and buy this amazing adventure for three bucks less and have in some sense actually own a copy. If there is no printer and all the copy editing, etc is done on a book, either someones getting greedy, or the authors are getting closer to what they deserve. Somehow I doubt it's the latter
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.