Book review: Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman

Title: Neverwhere
Author: Neil Gaiman
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 6 out of 5 stars.

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Sometimes you come across a book that will prevent you from opening another book for a while. A book that has a story that won’t leave you alone even in your dreams. For me, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman is such a book. It’s about London. Everywhere and neverwhere in London. If you’ve been to London you’ll recognise many places and spots, but Mr Gaiman paints such an amazing world in and around the city that it grabbed me by the eyeballs and it refuses to let them go. It had this stunning duality where I wanted to get to the last page to see how it ended but at the same time I did not want the story to end!

Neverwhere is high up there with the best stories of Ray Bradbury and Terry Pratchett for me. It wasn’t a read. It was an experience. When I grow up I want to write like that.

All Hallow’s Read

Dear reader,

With Halloween approaching it is time to focus on something to read for that time. Here is the advice of none other than Neil Gaiman:

So what is All Hallow’s Read?
All Hallow’s Read is a Hallowe’en tradition. It’s simply that in the week of Hallowe’en, or on the night itself, you give someone a scary book.

If you want to know more about All Hallow’s Read, please visit this website.