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 plain man with a good heart -- and an ordinary life that is changed forever on a day he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. From that moment forward he is propelled into a world he never dreamed existed -- a dark subculture flourish in abandoned subway stations and sewer tunnels below the city -- a world far stranger and more dangerous than the only one he has ever known...Richard Mayhew is a young businessman with a good heart and a dull job. When he stops one day to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk, his life is forever altered, for he finds himself propelled into an alternate reality that exists in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals and abandoned subway stations below the city. He has fallen through the cracks of reality and has landed somewhere different, somewhere that is Neverwhere.