Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
When Richard Mayhew stops one day to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London pavement, his life is forever altered, for he finds himself propelled into an alternative reality that exists in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals and abandoned subway stations. He has fallen through the cracks of reality and has landed somewhere different, somewhere that is Neverwhere.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Wow! Really weird and twisted. Definitely not for younger minds, but it does have Gaiman's Coraline'ish feel to it. I love the whole underworld of London and the characters were very well-developed. Makes me wonder if there will be a sequel. Loved the ending! There were times when I did become a little too confused in the middle of the novel and had to step back from the book for a break. The 2 villains, Mr. Vandermar and Mr. Croup, were foul and evil and often had me worried of what terrible things they would do to Richard and Door. Lots of surprises.
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