A review of this — 5 years ago
Gaiman has been a favorite author of mine ever since I first read Sandman and Good Omens. I was impressed with the manner in which he handled his characters in Neverwhere, particularly Richard Mayhew. He is a bit like an Everyman, average yet extraordinary. Still, I would have liked more from the other characters, like Door and Hunter.
The world itself is an engrossing one, and Gaiman provides some lovely details to draw the reader into it. My only major beef with the book is that the ending is predictable…but exactly what you want to hear. All in all, a worthy gateway to his other works.