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Neverwhere: A Novel
by Neil Gaiman | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by Solarwaves of Allston, Massachusetts USA on 6/23/2008
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by amyem): available


4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Solarwaves from Allston, Massachusetts USA on Monday, June 23, 2008

9 out of 10

The story is very simple, yet it resonated. Richard thinks he knows what he wants, everything is falling into place for him: he's moving up the corporate ladder, has a smart beautiful girlfriend, it seems like it's all going to be smooth sailing. Obviously it won't be, as that would make for a really boring story, now wouldn't it?

Even before Richard ends up in this bizarre, filthy, fantastic underground world, you get the impression that things are not quite right, that maybe he doesn't fit in with everyone else in normal world, and that everything that happens was supposed to, all along. He meets Door, gets dragged unwillingly into her world, and after a while can't decide where he belongs. Of course, it doesnt help that he can't resume a normal life even if he wants to, because the underground and it's denizens are ignored by those that live above, as if they don't exist. Even Richard's girlfriend sees right through him.
Richard's journey is an sort of existential crisis, the sort that we all have at least once in our lives. Are we doing the right thing, living the right life, or are we simply living a life that is safer and risk-free than the one that lurks in an underground that we imagine could be dark and terrifying? 


Journal Entry 2 by fzhasan from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Monday, July 14, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Just picked this up. 


Journal Entry 3 by fzhasan from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, August 09, 2008

7 out of 10

Although the story seemed a little slow in the beginning I really got into it it towards the end. Overall, liked it. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingtobysruswing from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, September 10, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Picked up at the September 2008 Boston Bookcrossers meeting. Look forward to reading. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingtobysruswing at Panera Bread, Porter Square, 5 White Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, September 23, 2017

This book has not been rated.

Released 1 mo ago (9/23/2017 UTC) at Panera Bread, Porter Square, 5 White Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Mt. TBR is taking over my house, so I have decided to get some books that have been stalled with me moving. Thanks everyone for your patience! Will be released at a Boston Bookcrossers meeting this afternoon.
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Journal Entry 6 by amyem at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Monday, September 25, 2017

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Picked up at September 2017 Boston BookCrossing Meetup for re-release to my work book sharing shelf. 


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