My husband has been begging me to read one of Neil Gaiman’s book as he is his favorite author. I eventually gave in and he selected Neverwhere for me to read as it is short and sweet. Well, this is my Neverwhere review and all the things I didn’t like.
Under the streets of London there’s a world most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels. This is the city of the people who have fallen between the cracks. A single act of kindness to a ragged girl he finds injured on the street catapults young businessman Richard Mayhew out of his workaday life into a world that is both familiar and threateningly bizarre.
I really tried to like this book but honestly, it was a bore. I felt like there were too many in depth descriptions of scenes that were completely irrelevant to the story line and a waste of space. For me, there were no surprises in the book. I saw the protagonist for who they were as soon as they were introduced, I knew the decisions that Richard was eventually going to make in the end to only change his mind, and so on.
Overall, maybe I just love world building books when it comes to fantasy as I just did not enjoy this book at all. My husband and I found out there was a show made of the book as a tv series in the 90s so we gave that a shot and it was just as bad. The acting was pretty terrible and many of the characters didn’t line up with what we envisioned. I told my husband I would give another Gaiman book a shot eventually but as of right now, I’m not much of a fan.
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