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So Below: Key to the City Paperback – 5 Sep 2005


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  • Paperback: 261 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's; 1st Edition edition (5 Sept. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 068987264X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689872648
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.8 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,851,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Matt Whyman is a bestselling author who has written widely for all ages across a range of subjects - in fiction, advice and memoir. His adult books include Man or Mouse, Columbia Road, Oink! My Life With Minipigs (published in paperback as Pig in the Middle), and Walking with Sausage Dogs (Hodder). For teens, he is the author of Superhuman, Unzipped, XY:100, Boy Kills Man, The Wild (Hodder), the So Below trilogy, Inside the Cage, Goldstrike (Simon & Schuster), The Savages & American Savage (Hot Key Books).

Co-writing with Michelle Misra, under the pen name of Jack Carson, Matt is responsible for the Battle Champions action series for younger readers (Simon & Schuster). He also writes as the Carnegie-nominated mystery and suspense writer, Lazlo Strangolov, author of Feather & Bone and Tooth & Claw (Walker).

Matt is married with four children and lives in West Sussex, England.

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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. M. Haines on 29 Oct. 2012
Format: Paperback
Think of TV shows like Alphas, Heroes, Misfits and the like, and you will have some idea of what this book is about.

Yoshi, a young lad, is tearing through (and above, we find later) the streets of London, pursued by some unpleasant ugly brutish type. He is almost trapped at a dead-end but then finds himself underground. He has been dragged down to safety - a subterranean maze made up of old cold war bunkers, sewers, subway tunnels and a few hammishly dug DIY extensions, manned by and lived in by an oddball hippyish adult leader and a gang of out-of-place kids. Yoshi has come from an institution that preys on super-gifted kids, the world he falls into is not unaware of Yoshi's kind and the treatment meted out to them; indeed, some of the underground kids could well be of the same stock as Yoshi. The man and the kids begin to show Yoshi some simple stage magic as well as grand illusions, and the man takes Yoshi into his confidence, and goes beyond yer Daniels, Houdinis, Blanes and Copperfields, and touches on the world of Ley Lines, Faerie Rings; that frustrating world, if it exists of course, of either real 'magic / magick' or super-science or a mixture of both. Here I'll rapidly wind up the review, first to avoid spoilers if you haven't read it and still want to, maybe, but also, because there's not much else to report. For such a good idea, the plot and delivery in this book are exceptionally thin and for me, I know it will never be flagged for a re-read. Shame really; could and should have been better, maybe the follow up is better, but cannot vouch for that.
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Amazon.com: 2 reviews
Great Idea - Badly delivered / Thin 31 May 2013
By Mr. J. M. Haines - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Think of TV shows like Alphas, Heroes, Misfits and the like, and you will have some idea of what this book is about.

Yoshi, a young lad, is tearing through (and above, we find later) the streets of London, pursued by some unpleasant ugly brutish type. He is almost trapped at a dead-end but then finds himself underground. He has been dragged down to safety - a subterranean maze made up of old cold war bunkers, sewers, subway tunnels and a few hammishly dug DIY extensions, manned by and lived in by an oddball hippyish adult leader and a gang of out-of-place kids. Yoshi has come from an institution that preys on super-gifted kids, the world he falls into is not unaware of Yoshi's kind and the treatment meted out to them; indeed, some of the underground kids could well be of the same stock as Yoshi. The man and the kids begin to show Yoshi some simple stage magic as well as grand illusions, and the man takes Yoshi into his confidence, and goes beyond yer Daniels, Houdinis, Blanes and Copperfields, and touches on the world of Ley Lines, Faerie Rings; that frustrating world, if it exists of course, of either real 'magic / magick' or super-science or a mixture of both. Here I'll rapidly wind up the review, first to avoid spoilers if you haven't read it and still want to, maybe, but also, because there's not much else to report. For such a good idea, the plot and delivery in this book are exceptionally thin and for me, I know it will never be flagged for a re-read. Shame really; could and should have been better, maybe the follow up is better, but cannot vouch for that.
Great book - where's the sequel? 3 Aug. 2009
By Grant McLean - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I picked this book up at the library for my son (9). We both read it and both loved it. It's a great adventure with good characters, excitement, mystery and a hint of conspiracy. The sequel was listed inside the back cover and labelled as 'coming soon' but it's been nearly 4 years and still no sign of it :-(
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