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School Library Journal
Gr 10 Up
This successful transformation of Gaiman's Neverwhere (HarperCollins, 1997) into a graphic novel will delight fans of the book and appeal to readers unfamiliar with his story of London Below. Richard Mayhew stumbles upon a subterranean city when he comes to the aid of a mysterious woman called Door. Pursued by two vicious and bloodthirsty thugs, they undertake a quest to discover the person responsible for murdering Door's family. During their journey, they encounter talking rats, an angel, and a fierce beast that they must defeat in order to survive. The illustrations are both stunning and full of surprises. While the imagery might differ from the London Below that readers of Gaiman's original narrative imagined, Fabry has invented a world that captures its mood. Carey's adaptation of a BBC TV series is faithful to Gaiman's story, although the shorter format necessarily leads to abbreviations and omissions. Carey places Mayhew in the role of narrator, and the compact retelling makes for a fast-paced adventure.
—Heidi DolamoreCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.