Tired of the fantasy scene? Need a break from the standard interpretations of heros, wizards, and Dark Lords? Check out Neil Gaiman’s stories. He seamlessly integrates the modern and mundane with some of the most intriguing fantasy elements I’ve encountered in a long history of fantasy book readings.
In Neverwhere, Gaiman explores what happens when people fall between the cracks of the world and end up forgotten by the World Above and find themselves in the fantastical realm of the Underground. There are heroes and villains in the Underground, and a plot afoot to control the universe.
My favorite characters were Mr. Croup and Mr. Vandemar – the time traveling, immortal assassins with loquacious wit and deadly abilities. They were humorous and frightening at the same time.
I’m not going to delve farther into characters or plot for you. If you want something with wit, humor, imagination, and adventure, then go read this book.
Rating: 4 out of 5 (What’s this?)