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Book Review: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

“Richard began to understand darkness: darkness as something solid and real, so much more than a simple absence of light. He felt it touch his skin, questing, moving, exploring: gliding through his mind. It slipped into his lungs, behind his eyes, into his mouth…”

Neverwhere is a fantasy novel, which shows us neverwhere called London Below, which is a kind of parallel world that reside below of normal London city. I like the idea of this, which reminds me of fantasy stories you read in children books like Alice in Wonderland, or Narnia and others. This was my 3rd book by Neil Gaiman. The First 2 books were Norse methodology and smoke and mirrors. I like stories from smoke and mirrors, those were fascinating and amazing. Here in this book story start with Richard Mayhew who lives in London, a normal London with his girlfriend, Richard is happy with his life and job, but then accidentally he stumbled into London Below. And when you go through the different world through the cracks of the world you can’t return to the previous one. So now Richard has to find a way to survive in this new London where lots of magical things are here. That want to have or attack you. 

As you start to read this book, you find new things about this London Below that are amazing and awesome. There is so much to know about this world and how it is connected to our world. This book gives a kind of tour of nice places in London both below and Above. The characters are good. It is like the journey of the wizard of oz where every character performs his or her task at end of the book and what everyone wants at the end.

One of the things That I didn’t like is probably that though the book is long It seems the story ends early. I wished there would have more book in this world. At least at the end, I got an extra story of marquis which is How the Marquis Got His Coat Back. I really liked this book. Probably will read more Neil Gaiman this year.

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