We’re traveling back to the London Below in Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman with illustrations by Chris Riddell.
If you don’t know who Neil Gaiman is then what are you even doing with your life? He wrote such works as Stardust, Coraline, and American Gods. He co-wrote the script for MirrorMask and the English script for Princess Mononoke. He wrote arguably some of the best episodes of Doctor Who. He also wrote several different comics, including The Sandman by Vertigo comics. The guy is everywhere; he’s almost impossible to miss. The re-release of Neverwhere is certainly not something to ignore.
The TV show turned novel has been rereleased with gorgeously harrowing black and white illustrations by Chris Riddell. Selected as one of NPR’S Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of All Time, Neverwhere was originally released in 2016 in the UK. Soon, readers everywhere can traverse the thrilling and sometimes lamentable world of London Below.
Richard Mayhew is torn asunder from his everything he thought he knew into London Below after saving a mysterious, mystical, and bleeding girl. His journey to regain is ‘normal life’ takes him on unimaginable adventures and through the terrifying world of Neverwhere. An epic supernatural murder mystery, the world introduces him to demons, murderers, angels, and a few friends along the way. It’s a story of redemption in this rowdy and licentious literal underworld. But the book isn’t all gloom and shadows, adding Gaiman’s exceptional wit to much of the overtone of the story.
And just look at this book art. There’s plenty more where that comes from in the new book. (Pro tip: pop over to google images to catch a few more glimpses.)
Nevermore is available right now. Your fingertips will be brushing the pages before you know it.