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National Best Seller

Selected as one of NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of All Time

The number one New York Times best-selling author's wildly successful first novel featuring his new Neverwhere tale, "How the Marquis Got His Coat Back".

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.

"A fantastic story that is both the stuff of dreams and nightmares" (San Diego Union-Tribune), Neil Gaiman's first solo novel has become a touchstone of urban fantasy and a perennial favorite of readers and listeners everywhere.

©1996, 1997, 2014 Neil Gaiman (P)2007, 2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Kritikerstimmen

"Gaiman's gift for mixing the absurd with the frightful gives this novel the feeling of a bedtime story with adult sophistication. Readers will find themselves as unable to escape this tale as the characters themselves." ( Library Journal)
"Delightful…inventively horrific."( USA Today)
"[Gaiman] is, simply put, a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him in any media." (Stephen King)

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A real Gaiman

Neil Gaiman managed to give urban fantasy a new twist. “Neverwhere” is an incredible hotpot of bizarre characters and events, where the reader/listener is taken on a scary rollercoaster ride through the “underworld” of London. It is not always clear, where this is going, but you will enjoy the ride. It is not just thrilling, it is also outrageously funny at times. As a freebie, you get to listen to Gaiman’s great voice, reading the story to you.

Richard Mayhew, the protagonist, is a decent young guy, a little bit boring and indecisive, but overall nice enough. All of a sudden his cozy little life falls apart, when he helps an injured young girl, collapsed on a sidewalk in London. Not only does his fiancée immediately walk out on him, but he becomes more or less invisible to the rest of his known world. Soon enough he will find out about the “other” London, a city underneath the city, where the wretched souls live, who fell through the cracks. This world is full of shady characters, scoundrels and murderers. You might even meet monsters and angels there. Unfortunately Richard will learn the hard way that scoundrels might be friends and angels foes.

The story is well written and really entertaining. It is a real Gaiman after all.

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Humorvoll, gut gesprochen, Geschichte beliebig

Mir gefiel vor allem der Humor, der vom Erzähler perfekt herüber gebracht wurde. Die Geschichte ist sehr fantasievoll. Allerdings kann alles passieren wodurch es keine wirkliche Entwicklung gibt.

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A great little phantasy.

Neil Gaiman describes the story of a man whose life has become too ordinary and too normal. Then he takes all the oddities of everyday life and turns them into something magical and special and dangerous.

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I absolutely adore this story !

I dream of my next visit to London and when I'm there, I wanna open a door and I hope I'll share and see London beneath myself.

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Next chapter please!

I highly enjoyed this book although it left so many questions. There‘s so much more to experience in that wicked London Below! Give me the next chapter!

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fantastic!!

amazing plot, lovely characters and a few surprises - nothing missing. that is really a great boom. and I must day I love Neil gaiman's voice acting.

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