Why this book?
This is Gaiman at his best. I loved his truly original hidden world of 'London Below,’ as it is unlike anything I had ever seen before. We get such a meaningful story with characters that we care about, exploring a fascinating world that is far from safe, lurking right beneath our feet, just beyond our perception.
And I was in awe of all the great characters.
The Marquis de Carabas is just brilliant. Nothing more needs to be said.
I was truly impressed with the bantering between Mr. Croup and Mr. Vandemar, so spot on for creepy hitmen of undetermined supernatural types.
When we get to the end and we are shown the idea of getting to decide your reality, that was just a powerful idea to me that I have always been drawn to.
I have found this to be one book that has something new to discover with every reread.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
THE EXTRAORDINARY FIRST NOVEL BY THE MASTER OF STORYTELLING
'Prose that dances and dazzles . . . Gaiman describes the indescribable' SUSANNA CLARKE
'It's virtually impossible to read more than ten words by Neil Gaiman and not wish he would tell you the rest of the story' OBSERVER
'Much too clever to be caught in the net of a single interpretation' PHILIP PULLMAN
ACCLAIMED BBC RADIO 4 DRAMATISATION WITH ALL-STAR CAST INCLUDING JAMES MCAVOY, NATALIE DORMER, DAVID HAREWOOD, SOPHIE OKONEDO AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
'I love doors. Anything that leads to possibilities' NEIL GAIMAN
Under the streets of London…