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Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
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bookshelves: young-adult, urban-fantasy

“Beware of Doors.”




Neverwhere reminded me of Alice in Wonderland with a darker setting. The lead character is an adult confronting a world that he's never known before. The concept of Neverwhere is easily understandable even though the narrative is multi-layered and complicated. Why not ? This is exactly an urban fantasy novel without young adult materials, but Gaiman managed to throw some little things that we're so accustomed to, such as London, the lousy villains, the wise hero and MAGIC.



There's a point that hit me hard, though. It's about when the author described about Thailand, which is my country, he said that it smelled like sex and forests. The first thought coming to my head was the fact that it was true. I loved how surreal this work was, the mix of fact and fantasy is even and it's hard to find this kind of work from somewhere. Neverwhere is a piece of art that is so simple but unique because it was written by Gaiman.

“He had gone beyond the world of metaphor & simile into the place of things that are, and it was changing him.”


The twists were wicked. The dialogues and the actions subtly convinced me to ponder what I knew amd got from reading this book. The lack of the connection between these characters was the only that took out one star from my review. Richard's motivation was kinda flat, but other than that, everything in Neverwhere was fine and worth reading.

“Mind the gap!”




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Reading Progress

February 3, 2015 – Started Reading
February 3, 2015 – Shelved
February 5, 2015 – Shelved as: young-adult
February 5, 2015 – Shelved as: urban-fantasy
February 5, 2015 – Finished Reading

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