Right off the bat I have to say this is not a book I would have ever picked up on my own, it’s not the style of book I thought I would ever read. It’s pure fantasy with enough reality thrown in to make it very enjoyable.
Mr. Gaiman has written a work of fantasy that takes your hand and slowly leads you into his world. Exactly what I needed to get in and enjoy. The story is about an ordinary man, Richard Mayhew. who encounters a dirty, scruffy looking young woman in need of help. What happens after is a trip to Below London, a whole other world that exists below London. The girl is Door and her ability is to create and open doors. Door is intent on avenging her families murder. Door along with Richard and several other characters set out on a journey through a very different London seeking answers for Door.
I totally loved this book and I applaud Mr. Gaiman for his style of writing, I can’t imagine I would have ever read this book if it hadn’t been written in the style it was, holding my hand and guiding me through an imaginary land with extraordinary inhabitants. I’m hoping there are sequels out there.
Enjoy tell me what you think.Book Review: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman