Neverwhere: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Sep 2, 2003 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinarylife, 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.

 

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User Review  - Shay E. - Overstock.com

Neil Gaiman is by far my favorite author.This is definitely one of his more interesting novels and I am so excited to own it for myself. If you like deeprooted storyline and mind blowing plots then this is the book for you! Read full review

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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

I enjoy watching zombie movies and The Walking Dead so I thought I'd try this chronicle of a zombie apocalypse. It's clever and imaginative, frequently gripping and gruesome but I guess prefer watching zombie apocalypses to reading about them. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
28
Section 4
55
Section 5
70
Section 6
107
Section 7
135
Section 8
150
Section 13
241
Section 14
254
Section 15
269
Section 16
285
Section 17
302
Section 18
318
Section 19
333
Section 20
335

Section 9
165
Section 10
182
Section 11
199
Section 12
226
Section 21
371
Section 22
375
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About the author (2003)

Neil Gaiman is the author of many highly acclaimed and award-winning books for children and adults, including the New York Times #1 bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning novel The Graveyard Book and the bestselling Coraline, Stardust, and Odd and the Frost Giants. He is also the author of the picture books Blueberry Girl and Instructions, illustrated by Charles Vess; The Wolves in the Walls, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, and Crazy Hair, illustrated by Dave McKean; and The Dangerous Alphabet, illustrated by Gris Grimly. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States.

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