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A review of this — 6 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.

A review of this — 6 years ago

What an excellent introduction to Neil Gaiman. I think I’ve just found a new favourite author.

It’s hard to say exactly what I liked about this book. The short answer, I suppose, would be everything. It’s well paced, with a decent dollop of action, the characters are interesting and the setting was well done. Gaiman gives the reader a real feel for the places in this novel. Possibly my one quibble is that I know next to nothing about London and therefore I had the feeling that I was missing some of the jokes.

I completely missed guessing all of the twists. I like that. I wonder whether there will be a sequel.

It’s definitely given me a reason to look for more of Gaiman’s work.

A review of this — 6 years ago


This is a good book that could have been a great book.

I want to say it’s a great book that could have been a phenomenal book, but I think that’s mostly because it’s the sort of book I like.

The characters—and their interactions—aren’t as compelling as they could be. The world compelling, but not explored as well as I’d like. The plot good enough, but nothing amazing. The writing was good.

I’d read it again, but if I wanted to introduce someone to the genre, I’d pick something else, probably. The genre + world + writing carried it well for me, but for someone who isn’t in to this sort of stuff might find it boring. I know Gaiman can do better. What with him being a Writer-God and all.

A story about this — 6 years ago


Finished reading it last night curled up in bed. No one has a handle on modern mythic stories like Neil Gaiman.

I think reading it mostly on the train commute to and from work in Sydney gave it a little extra something, too.

Awesome read – well recommended.

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