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By A Customer
This review is from: Neverwhere (BBC Radio Collection) (Audio CD)
Neil Gaiman's "Neverwhere" is one of the best fantasy books i have ever read. I thought i would read this book as i am a big Pratchett fan and loved the dark and brooding humour that Gaiman brought to their collaboration Good Omens (one of the best books ever written for oh so many reasons.) I had heard that the TV adaptation was poor but thought i would give the book a chance. I was captivated from the start, thrown into the vivid world of London below, where Richard Mayhew, a boring office worker, finds himself after a kind gesture. The characters are fantastically written, with the evil Mr Croup and Mr Vandemar, who enjoy their job so much, Old Bailey, The Angel Islington et al. You always wondered why it said Please Mind The Gap at train stations, read this book to find out the real reason. If you like fast-paced, hilarious, though-provoking, surreal fantasy then DO read this book, it'll keep you guessing right up to the last page, probably on the same day that you read the first page.