26 July 2009

Book Review: Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere

Title: Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere
Author: Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey, Glenn Fabry
Published: 2007 Pages: 224
Genre: Graphic Novel
Rating: 3.5/5

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Plot Synopsis

Richard Mayhew is in a rather dysfunctional relationship, being controlled by his girlfriend rather completely. But on the day he defies her and stops to help a mysterious woman, his life changes. Now he's in a strange place being pursued by dangerous men, and he's partially responsible for saving this new world.

My Thoughts

When I bought this book, I didn't realize it was the graphic novel version of a full length Neil Gaiman book. Now, all I can think about is reading the actual book. Reviews indicate that this version is a pretty true adaptation with just a few plot points missing.

For some reason though, I wanted more when reading this. I like graphic novels; I appreciate the art work, the concise dialogue-based writing, but certain stories leave me thinking that the back story and further plot development are practically necessary. This is one of them. Perhaps my feeling of "something lacking" is a sign of how good the novel is...I want more.

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  1. Having read the book this might be interesting to go back to. I'm a very visual person and I had a tough time visualizing a lot of things that happened in the book. So I guess since you want more you'll be reading the book now?

  2. Absolutely. I don't truly know if that desire is the result of something lacking in the graphic novel or if it's just my personal preference for novels. I'm betting on the latter.

  3. I listened to this on audio over several days. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Before Gaiman, I was not an audio fan. With him, I find I almost always want to hear him rather than read him.

    Thanks for the review.

  4. Color Online - My first foray into the world of Gaiman was an audio book: Two Plays for Voices. I absolutely loved both of the stories; although Snow Glass Apples is the one that stays with me.


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