Neverwhere is my favourite book, I think, ever written. Written in Gaiman's beautiful kaleidoscopic language, it's set up in London, modern day, but that's the last normal sort of thing about it. It starts off with a man moving to London, and meeting a gravely injured girl, who pulls him into the 'London Below' for a dangerous romp in a fantastical land. This book is strange and outlandish, but very human. It breathes with a life Gaiman has given it, and it grips you (gently but firmly) until you turn the final page. Within the pages it allows you to explore the London below, loop endlessly around winding dark tunnels and meet savory, and not so sweet characters.— Zoë
Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, 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.
"A fantastic story that is both the stuff of dreams and nightmares" (San Diego Union-Tribune), Neil Gaiman's first solo novel has become a touchstone of urban fantasy, and a perennial favorite of readers everywhere.