Sunday, April 6, 2008

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

I have just finished my first book of the new year, Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere. The story is about a man named Richard Mayhew who discovers a life underground London. He lives an ordinary life in London Above, until he meets a character named Door. Upon helping Door, Richard is thrown into the underground world, where he discovers life has more color and meaning than one could possibly imagine. Richard meets several vivid characters along the way, many of which aren't quite who they seem to be.

I really enjoyed this book, although, it is not my most favorite Gaiman novel. The story has a nice flow, keeping the reader interested in the journey. Neverwhere is easy to get caught up in. A fairy tale for adults, I might say. I found myself able to relate to Richard in many ways. Perhaps the most prominent relation was the personal growth he made throughout the story. Overall, it was a delightful read and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a short and sweet journey from reality.