Friday, 20 September 2013

Book Review: NeverWhere by Neil Gaiman

Book Review.

This is a wonderful story, told as an old-fashioned fairy-tale yarn: Multiple points of view, a sometimes omniscient narrator and a touch of irony.

Richard Mayhew is heading to London - but which London? There are two types of London:  the London Above, the world of everyday, where the most dangerous thing you do is running to catch a taxi; and the London Below, the realm of the dispossessed and dangerous, where there is a Earl at Earl's Court and a circus at Oxford Circus. Where time is trapped and bubbles up, displacing the present. Richard tumbles into the Below, and wishes he hadn't...

It's a great book to read on the tube.

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