Neverwhere: Author's Preferred Text

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HarperCollins, Jul 28, 2015 - Fiction - 336 pages
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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 the 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 this 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, this author’s preferred edition of his classic novel reconciles these versions 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 is plunged through the cracks of reality into a world of shadows and darkness—the Neverwhere. If he is ever to return to the London Above, Richard must join the battle to save this strange underworld kingdom from the malevolence that means to destroy it.

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User Review  - swbesecker - LibraryThing

Fantastical and Harry Potter like but maybe even more humanly violent. An interesting and quick read for those who like to think about places one might be able to escape to or get lost in. Imaginative but almost to a fault. Read full review

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User Review  - Triduana - LibraryThing

I've read a few books by Neil Gaiman, 'American Gods' being one of the best books I read last year, so I read this with high expectations. Sadly, it disappointed me. I think I need to read this book ... Read full review

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Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Norse Mythology, Neverwhere, and The Graveyard Book. Among his numerous literary awards are the Newbery and Carnegie medals, and the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. Originally from England, he now lives in America.

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