Neverwhere Book
Score: 4
From 331 Ratings

Neverwhere


  • Author : Neil Gaiman
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2010-11-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 9780755379958

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Neverwhere Excerpt :

THE EXTRAORDINARY FIRST NOVEL BY THE MASTER OF STORYTELLING 'Prose that dances and dazzles . . . Gaiman describes the indescribable' SUSANNA CLARKE 'It's virtually impossible to read more than ten words by Neil Gaiman and not wish he would tell you the rest of the story' OBSERVER 'Much too clever to be caught in the net of a single interpretation' PHILIP PULLMAN ACCLAIMED BBC RADIO 4 DRAMATISATION WITH ALL-STAR CAST INCLUDING JAMES MCAVOY, NATALIE DORMER, DAVID HAREWOOD, SOPHIE OKONEDO AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH --- 'I love doors. Anything that leads to possibilities' NEIL GAIMAN --- Under the streets of London lies a world most people could never dream of. When Richard Mayhew stops to help a girl he finds bleeding in the street, his unremarkable life changes in an instant. This act of kindness leads him to a place filled with murderers and angels, pale girls in black velvet, a Beast in a labyrinth and an Earl who holds Court in a tube train. It is strangely familiar yet utterly bizarre. Here is London Below, the city of people who have fallen between the cracks. And for Richard Mayhew, it's just the beginning. NEIL GAIMAN. WITH STORIES COME POSSIBILITIES.

Neil Gaiman s Neverwhere Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Neil Gaiman s Neverwhere


  • Author : Mike Carey
  • Publisher : Vertigo
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 1401210074

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Neil Gaiman s Neverwhere Excerpt :

The comics adaptation of Neil Gaiman's acclaimed novel follows the adventures of an ordinary Londoner who stops to help an enigmatic girl and is drawn into a battle to save a strange underworld kingdom--London Below--from destruction.

Neverwhere Illustrated Edition Book

Neverwhere Illustrated Edition


  • Author : Neil Gaiman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-09-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062821355

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Neverwhere Illustrated Edition Excerpt :

National Bestseller Selected as one of NPR’S Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of All Time The #1 New York Times bestselling author’s ultimate edition of his wildly successful first novel featuring his “preferred text”—and including his special Neverwhere tale, “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back” Published in 1997, Neverwhere heralded the arrival of a major talent and became a touchstone of urban fantasy. Over the years, a number of versions were produced both in the U.S. and the U.K. Now Gaiman’s preferred edition of his classic novel reconciles these works and reinstates a number of scenes cut from the original published books. Richard Mayhew is a young London businessman with a good heart whose life is changed forever when he stops to help a bleeding girl—an act of kindness that plunges him into a world he never dreamed existed. Slipping through the cracks of reality, Richard lands in Neverwhere—a London of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth. Neverwhere is home to Door, the mysterious girl Richard helped in the London Above. Here in Neverwhere, Door is a powerful noblewoman who has vowed to find the evil agent of her family’s slaughter and thwart the destruction of this strange underworld kingdom. If Richard is ever to return to his former life and home, he must join Lady Door’s quest to save her world—and may well die trying. Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, and is the recipient of numerous literary honors. Originally from England, he now lives in America.

How the Marquis Got His Coat Back Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

How the Marquis Got His Coat Back


  • Author : Neil Gaiman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Genre: Coats
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 1472235320

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How the Marquis Got His Coat Back Excerpt :

A Neverwhere short story from one of the brightest, most brilliant writers of our generation - the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning The Ocean At the End of the Lane. The coat. It was elegant. It was beautiful. It was so close that he could have reached out and touched it. And it was unquestionably his. *** 'Gaiman's achievement is to make the fantasy world seem true' The Times

Neverwhere Book
Score: 4
From 650 Ratings

Neverwhere


  • Author : Neil Gaiman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008-10-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 1439561672

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Neverwhere Excerpt :

The creator of the Sandman series of comic book novels delivers a national best-seller about an average young businessman who stops to help a girl bleeding on a London sidewalk and finds himself pulled into a bizarre subterranean world. Reprint.

Odd and the Frost Giants Book
Score: 4
From 97 Ratings

Odd and the Frost Giants


  • Author : Neil Gaiman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062567970

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Odd and the Frost Giants Excerpt :

A beautifully illustrated edition of the thrilling, wintry Nordic tale by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell, who together weave a truly magical story of legend and adventure that will grip and enchant readers from beginning to end. Odd, a young Viking boy, is left fatherless following a raid. In his icy, ancient world there is no mercy for an unlucky soul with a crushed foot and no one to protect him. Fleeing to the woods, Odd stumbles upon and releases a trapped bear…and then Odd's destiny begins to change. The eagle, bear, and fox Odd encounters are Norse gods, trapped in animal form by the evil frost giant who has conquered Asgard, the city of the gods. Now our hero must reclaim Thor's hammer, outwit the frost giants and release the gods… First published in 2009, Odd and the Frost Giants has been reimagined by acclaimed artist Chris Riddell in the style of his epic artwork from the New York Times bestselling The Sleeper and the Spindle.

The Lies of Locke Lamora Book
Score: 4
From 214 Ratings

The Lies of Locke Lamora


  • Author : Scott Lynch
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 722
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553588941

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The Lies of Locke Lamora Excerpt :

Vowing to bring down the crime boss running the city, a group of Gentlemen Bastards, led by Locke Lamora, sets out to beat the Capa at his own game, taking on other thieves, murderers, beggars, prostitutes, and thugs in the process.

Neverwhere Ltd Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Neverwhere Ltd


  • Author : Neil Gaiman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-02-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061964947

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Neverwhere Ltd Excerpt :

After he helps a stranger on a London sidewalk, Richard Mayhew discovers an alternate city beneath London, and must fight to survive if he is to return to the London he knew.

Un Lun Dun Book
Score: 3
From 142 Ratings

Un Lun Dun


  • Author : China Miéville
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2007-02-13
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345497239

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Un Lun Dun Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Endlessly inventive . . . [a] hybrid of Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and The Phantom Tollbooth.”—Salon What is Un Lun Dun? It is London through the looking glass, an urban Wonderland of strange delights where all the lost and broken things of London end up . . . and some of its lost and broken people, too–including Brokkenbroll, boss of the broken umbrellas; Obaday Fing, a tailor whose head is an enormous pin-cushion, and an empty milk carton called Curdle. Un Lun Dun is a place where words are alive, a jungle lurks behind the door of an ordinary house, carnivorous giraffes stalk the streets, and a dark cloud dreams of burning the world. It is a city awaiting its hero, whose coming was prophesied long ago, set down for all time in the pages of a talking book. When twelve-year-old Zanna and her friend Deeba find a secret entrance leading out of London and into this strange city, it seems that the ancient prophecy is coming true at last. But then things begin to go shockingly wrong. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from China Mieville’s Embassytown. Praise for Un Lun Dun “Miéville fills his enthralling fantasy with enough plot twists and wordplay for an entire trilogy, and that is a good thing. A-.”—Entertainment Weekly “For style and inventiveness, turn to Un Lun Dun, by China Miéville, who throws off more imaginative sparks per chapter than most authors can manufacture in a whole book. Mieville sits at the table with Lewis Carroll, and Deeba cavorts with another young explorer of topsy-turvy worlds.”—The Washington Post Book World “Delicious, twisty, ferocious fun . . . so crammed with inventions, delights, and unexpected turns that you will want to start reading it over again as soon as you’ve reached the end.”—Kelly Link, author of Magic for Beginners “[A] wondrous thrill ride . . . Like the best fantasy authors, [Miéville] fully realizes his imaginary city.” —The A.V. Club “M

Anya and the Nightingale Book

Anya and the Nightingale


  • Author : Sofiya Pasternack
  • Publisher : Versify
  • Release Date : 2020-11-10
  • Genre: JUVENILE FICTION
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780358006022

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Anya and the Nightingale Excerpt :

Thirteen-year-old Anya sets out to find her missing father but instead travels to Kiev, where she meets the tsar, dines with a rabbi, and rescues two brothers from a dangerous monster lurking beneath the city.

Such a Pretty Smile Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Such a Pretty Smile


  • Author : Kristi DeMeester
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2022-01-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250274229

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Such a Pretty Smile Excerpt :

Most Anticipated Horror by Library Journal * Publishers Weekly * Tor.com * SheReads "Brutal and shocking, lush and evocative. DeMeester is a highly-original voice in horror." - emily m. danforth, bestselling author of Plain Bad Heroines A biting novel from an electrifying new voice, Kristi DeMeester's Such a Pretty Smile is a heart-stopping tour-de-force about powerful women, angry men, and all the ways in which girls fight against the forces that try to silence them. There’s something out there that’s killing. Known only as The Cur, he leaves no traces, save for the torn bodies of girls, on the verge of becoming women, who are known as trouble-makers; those who refuse to conform, to know their place. Girls who don’t know when to shut up. 2019: Thirteen-year-old Lila Sawyer has secrets she can’t share with anyone. Not the school psychologist she’s seeing. Not her father, who has a new wife, and a new baby. And not her mother—the infamous Caroline Sawyer, a unique artist whose eerie sculptures, made from bent twigs and crimped leaves, have made her a local celebrity. But soon Lila feels haunted from within, terrorized by a delicious evil that shows her how to find her voice—until she is punished for using it. 2004: Caroline Sawyer hears dogs everywhere. Snarling, barking, teeth snapping that no one else seems to notice. At first, she blames the phantom sounds on her insomnia and her acute stress in caring for her ailing father. But then the delusions begin to take shape—both in her waking hours, and in the violent, visceral sculptures she creates while in a trance-like state. Her fiancé is convinced she needs help. Her new psychiatrist waives her “problem” away with pills. But Caroline’s past is a dark cellar, filled with repressed memories and a lurking horror that the men around her can’t understand. As past demons become a present threat, both Caroline and Lila must chase the source of this unrelenting, oppressive power to its malignant co

The Nice and Accurate Good Omens TV Companion Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Nice and Accurate Good Omens TV Companion


  • Author : Matt Whyman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062898371

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The Nice and Accurate Good Omens TV Companion Excerpt :

A stunning full-color, illustrated, behind-the-scenes guide to the Good Omens television series, adapted for the screen by Neil Gaiman himself and starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant. Following the original novel’s chronological structure—from “the Beginning” to “End Times”—this official companion to the Good Omens television series, compiled by Matt Whyman, is a cornucopia of information about the show, its conception, and its creation. Offering deep and nuanced insight into Gaiman’s brilliantly reimagining of the Good Omens universe, The Nice and Accurate Good Omens TV Companion includes: A foreword from Neil Gaiman A profile of the director, Douglas McKinnon Neil’s take on the adaptation process, in which he explains his goals, approach, and diversions from the original text Interviews with the cast, including Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Nina Sosanya, Jon Hamm, Ned Dennehy, Josie Lawrence, Derek Jacobi, Nick Offerman, Frances McDormand, Miranda Richardson, Adria Arjona, and many others More than 200 color photographs And much more! The must-have official companion guide to the Good Omens television series, Nice and Accurate TV Companion is a treasure trove of delights for fans of Good Omens, Neil Gaiman, and Terry Pratchett.

Fairy Tales of London Book

Fairy Tales of London


  • Author : Hadas Elber-Aviram
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-01-28
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350110694

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Fairy Tales of London Excerpt :

Finalist for the 2022 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth and Fantasy Studies From the time of Charles Dickens, the imaginative power of the city of London has frequently inspired writers to their most creative flights of fantasy. Charting a new history of London fantasy writing from the Victorian era to the 21st century, Fairy Tales of London explores a powerful tradition of urban fantasy distinct from the rural tales of writers such as J.R.R. Tolkien. Hadas Elber-Aviram traces this urban tradition from Dickens, through the scientific romances of H.G. Wells, the anti-fantasies of George Orwell and Mervyn Peake to contemporary science fiction and fantasy writers such as Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman and China Miéville.

Night Walks Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Night Walks


  • Author : Charles Dickens
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2010-08-26
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141956923

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Night Walks Excerpt :

Charles Dickens describes in Night Walks his time as an insomniac, when he decided to cure himself by walking through London in the small hours, and discovered homelessness, drunkenness and vice on the streets. This collection of essays shows Dickens as one of the greatest visionaries of the city in all its variety and cruelty. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

A Magnificent Obsession Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

A Magnificent Obsession


  • Author : Helen Rappaport
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429940924

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A Magnificent Obsession Excerpt :

As she did in her critically acclaimed The Last Days of the Romanovs, Helen Rappaport brings a compelling documentary feel to the story of this royal marriage and of the queen's obsessive love for her husband – a story that began as fairy tale and ended in tragedy. After the untimely death of Prince Albert, the queen and her nation were plunged into a state of grief so profound that this one event would dramatically alter the shape of the British monarchy. For Britain had not just lost a prince: during his twenty year marriage to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert had increasingly performed the function of King in all but name. The outpouring of grief after Albert's death was so extreme, that its like would not be seen again until the death of Princess Diana 136 years later. Drawing on many letters, diaries and memoirs from the Royal Archives and other neglected sources, as well as the newspapers of the day, Rappaport offers a new perspective on this compelling historical psychodrama--the crucial final months of the prince's life and the first long, dark ten years of the Queen's retreat from public view. She draws a portrait of a queen obsessed with her living husband and – after his death – with his enduring place in history. Magnificent Obsession will also throw new light on the true nature of the prince's chronic physical condition, overturning for good the 150-year old myth that he died of typhoid fever.