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Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
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Aug 14, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: timetravel-alternate-reality, urban-fantasy-paranormal, britlit, audiobook
Read from November 05 to 27, 2011

My first novel by this, dare I say, cult favorite author - and I was not disappointed.

4 stars for highly creative premise and for having not been able to guess how things would turn out. Misses out on 5th star due to squeamishness, in terms of filth quotient. I realize that this is somewhat unfair - if you're going to read a story that takes place mostly underground in London, you can't be surprised that there will be some level of unpleasantness, hygiene-wise - but there you have it.

It also took me a little while to readjust my gears after getting a false first impression that protagonist Richard Mayhew was a kind of Arthur Dent character. He is, in terms of fish out of water, but he definitely is not in terms of light & humorous tone.

This story also reminded me how much I love it when authors narrate their own audiobooks.


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