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Neverwhere: A Novel por Neil Gaiman
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Neverwhere: A Novel (edição 2003)

por Neil Gaiman (Autor)

Séries: London Below (1)

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Richard Mayhew's life is forever changed after he rescues a young girl named Door and finds himself living in a city of monsters, saints, murderers, and angels, and he must help Door on her mission to save this strange underworld kingdom from destruction.
Membro:gracefromspace
Título:Neverwhere: A Novel
Autores:Neil Gaiman (Autor)
Informação:William Morrow Paperbacks (2003), 400 pages
Colecções:Read
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Etiquetas:childhood, goodreads import

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Neverwhere por Neil Gaiman

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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy por Douglas Adams (souloftherose)
    souloftherose: Although Neverwhere and The Hitchhiker's Guide (THHG) are different genres (the first is urban fantasy, the second comic science-fiction) I felt there was a lot of similarity between the characters of Richard Mayhew (in Neverwhere) and Arthur Dent (in THHG). Both are a kind of everyman with whom the reader can identify and both embody a certain 'Britishness'. And they're both stonkingly good books by British authors.… (mais)
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    Un Lun Dun por China Miéville (elbakerone, ahstrick)
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    Kraken por China Miéville (fugitive)
    fugitive: Another urban fantasy vision of London.
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    Rivers of London por Ben Aaronovitch (riverwillow)
    riverwillow: Both 'Neverwhere' and 'Rivers of London' (US title 'Midnight Riot') evoke a magical fairy tale London which sometimes feels more authentic then any real life guide to the city.
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    The Ocean at the End of the Lane por Neil Gaiman (riverwillow)
  8. 80
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass and Alice's Adventures Under Ground por Lewis Carroll (sturlington)
    sturlington: Neverwhere is a lot like a grown-up's Wonderland, and the two stories have a similar, surrealistic feel.
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    Storm Front por Jim Butcher (Polenth)
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    Gloriana por Michael Moorcock (ed.pendragon)
    ed.pendragon: Both fantasy titles explore the seedy underbelly of London, one in Tudor times, the other more recently in London Below.
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    Whispers Under Ground por Ben Aaronovitch (Jannes)
    Jannes: For all your "supernatural secrets in the London underground"-needs.
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    Something from the Nightside por Simon R. Green (Phantasma)
    Phantasma: The nightside novels are a little darker, but if you like the ideas presented in Neverwhere, you'll most likely enjoy the Nightside (actually, I prefer the Nightside and it's gritty dark humor).
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    The Mysteries por Lisa Tuttle (ehines)
    ehines: Regular guy stumbles into the secret realm. In Neverwhere this secret realm is very much a London one; in the Mysteries it is decidedly an old Celtic one. Also Never where turns into a full-blown fantasy adventure, while the Mysteries stays mostly realistic.
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    The Water Room por Christopher Fowler (benfulton)
    benfulton: Explorations of the hidden parts of London.
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    Gog por Andrew Sinclair (ed.pendragon)
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I got to listen to this beautiful book thanks to my library. I have read it before, but my friend gave me the illustrated version and now I've listened to Neil himself read the story to me. I absolutely loved every second of it and found myself more afraid of Mr. Croup and Mr. Vandemar even more so than I ever have before. The other characters and the London Below was masterfully described. I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves a good tale of revenge and mysteries. Now, I cannot wait for the second book to come out when it does. ( )
  klcarmack | Nov 12, 2021 |
Very enjoyable urban fantasy. I hadn't read the back jacket before I started, so I really didn't know what to expect. I like the whole idea of the London Underneath, and how it seemed to be so much more exciting that London Above. ( )
  KrakenTamer | Oct 23, 2021 |
This was a cast recording, rather than a reading of the book. It is not my usual thing, it is rather violent, but there were flashes of brilliance that leave me torn on this one. Set in London Below and Above, there is a quest and a cast of improbable characters who have slipped from London Above in London Below and exist with mythical creatures and slivers of history. Into this world comes Richard Mayhew, a man who does a good deed and finds himself peculiarly ill-equipped to deal with what happens to him from there. I can admire the inventiveness, but I'm not sure that I want to actually read this. ( )
  Helenliz | Oct 15, 2021 |
Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. there are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.
  Daniel464 | Sep 27, 2021 |
I read the book, then watched the BBC series and I must say that I liked the series a little better. It seems that this story really does better with the visuals then the bare text.

The basic plot has an Alice in Wonderland quality with typical, understated British humor. The main character, Richard Mayhew, begins the story as a listless man who, despite having the 'good-life' finds something lacking in his existence. A chance encounter with one of the denizens of 'London Below' (Lady Door) pulls him into a shadowy and magical world that coexists with, and is invisible to, our real "London Above.' What follows is a typical journey of self-discovery ... Only Richard doesn't really stop being a putz until the end.

London Below appears to be the stomping ground for our dreams and nightmares where everything is surreal ... It also brings to mind the homeless within our cities in that when were aren't ignoring them (ie. not invisible), it is not uncommon to see them displaying symptoms of mental illness (talking to other invisible persons, rats, etc.). Add this up with a touch of word play and you get a very humorous trip into what seems to be a mental breakdown, trapping Richard within his unconscious or primitive mind where he can discover and become the hero that was denied him in the real world. Gaiman never really exploits the potential questions which arise from his brief foray into insanity, but then I don't think this was intended to be that serious a story either ... It was supposed to be fun and I did enjoy it much like I enjoyed Monty Python's Holy Grail. ( )
  Kris.Larson | Sep 13, 2021 |
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Gaiman blends history and legend to fashion a traditional tale of good versus evil, replete with tarnished nobility, violence, wizardry, heroism, betrayal, monsters and even a fallen angel. The result is uneven. His conception of London Below is intriguing, but his characters are too obviously symbolic (Door, for example, possesses the ability to open anything). Also, the plot seems a patchwork quilt of stock fantasy images. Adapted from Gaiman's screenplay for a BBC series, this tale would work better with fewer words and more pictures.
adicionada por Shortride | editarPublishers Weekly (May 19, 1997)
 
The novel is consistently witty, suspenseful, and hair-raisingly imaginative in its contemporary transpositions of familiar folk and mythic materials (one can read Neverwhere as a postmodernist punk Faerie Queene). Readers who've enjoyed the fantasy work of Tim Powers and William Browning Spencer won't want to miss this one. And, yes, Virginia, there really are alligators in those sewers--and Gaiman makes you believe it.
adicionada por Shortride | editarKirkus Reviews
 
The millions who know The Sandman, the spectacularly successful graphic novel series Gaiman writes, will have a jump start over other fantasy fans at conjuring the ambience of his London Below, but by no means should those others fail to make the setting's acquaintance. It is an Oz overrun by maniacs and monsters, and it becomes a Shangri-La for Richard. Excellent escapist fare.
adicionada por Shortride | editarBooklist, Ray Olson
 

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Althoff, Gerlindeautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Berggren, Hansautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Braiter, PaulinaTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
D'Alessandro, JaimePosfácioautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Fabry, GlennIlustradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Faerna, MónicaTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Halperin, AmyDesigner da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Hohl, TinaTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Kivimäki, MikaTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Marcel, Patrickautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Mcginnis, RobertArtista da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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There are four simple ways for the observant to tell Mr. Croup and Mr. Vandemar apart: first, Mr. Vandemar is two and a half heads taller than Mr. Croup; secnod, Mr. Croup has eyes of a faded china blue, while Mr. Vandemar's eyes are brown; third, while Mr. Vandemar fashioned the rings he wears on his right hand out of the skulls of four ravens, Mr. Croup has no obvious jewelry; fourth, Mr. Croup likes words, while Mr. Vandemar is always hungry. Also, they look nothing at all alike.
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