by Neil Gaiman | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0380789019 Global Overview for this book
Registered by jamesmum of Richmond, British Columbia Canada on 1/21/2006
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by jamesmum from Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, January 21, 2006
Excellent book - unusual enough that it might not be some people's cup of tea, but the story is engrossing and kept me up late at night. I will never ride the underground again without wondering....

On its way to AceofHearts via Noumena12 at the Toronto convention. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, April 23, 2006
received at the 2006 Toronto Convention. Thanks. I have heard great reports of this book. Can't wait to read

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Richard is an ordinary man living an ordinary life engaged to Jessica. One night he stops to help a young girl (Door) who is bleeding, much to Jessica's chagrin. Door asks him to find the Marquis for help. Once Richard involves himself in Door's life, he becomes invisible and forgotten in London above.

Richard must find Door and get his life back. But Door has problems of her own. Her whole family was murdered. Is she next to die? Richard ends up in London Below in a mess of abandoned subways and sewer tunnels. Door leads Richard on 'quests' and Richard experiences an exciting dangerous life.

This story is a dark urban fantasy. Although the characters are not likable, the reader is drawn in. Gaiman has shown his immense imagination in his fantasy world of London Below. An excellent read!!

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Thursday, November 25, 2010
Reading now!

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Monday, December 06, 2010
Richard Mayhew lives a normal, boring life in London. He's got a good job and is engaged. When walking to a dinner with his fiancee, he finds a woman laying on the sidewalk covered in blood. Richard takes this woman back to his apartment because she refuses treatment. Suddenly, Richard's world starts to change. A rat delivers a message to this woman, who is named Door, in his apartment and when she finally leaves, Richard becomes essentially invisible. He can't hail a taxi, the subway won't take his change, and his office is empty at his job.

Richard goes on a hunt to find Door and figure out what has happened to him, which leads him into the world of London Below. All the people that live in London Below are people that have fallen through the cracks. Richard finds Door but she's on the run from two contract killers trying to finish her off, after her family was murdered. Richard wants to determine how to get back to his regular life and Door wants to avenge her family's death.

This novel was very creative. There were small fantasy elements but for the most part it was just like reading about another world that could be. I was a bit confused when I first started reading it but I quickly got in to it and really enjoyed the book.

Journal Entry 6 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, April 18, 2011
This book is back with me!

Journal Entry 7 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, April 18, 2011
mailed today to EFS300 as a RABCK pay-back. Enjoy!!

Journal Entry 8 by efs300 at Bedford, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, April 23, 2011
Thanks so much for the RABCK! Sounds like a good book, can't wait to read it.

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