Neverwhere: Author's Preferred TextBook - 2016
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Neverwhere is the story of Richard Mayhew, a young London businessman with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he discovers a girl bleeding on the sidewalk. He stops to help her--an act of kindness that plunges him into a world he never dreamed existed.
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"...I would hate to remove an option before it was necessary. Anyway death is so final, isn't it?"
"Have you ever got everything you ever wanted? And then realized it wasn't what you wanted at all?"......"I thought I wanted this," said Richard. "I thought I wanted a nice, normal life. I mean, maybe. But if this is all there is, then I don't want to be sane. You know?"
“Richard wrote a diary entry in his head.
Dear Diary, he began. On Friday I had a job, a fiancée, a home, and a life that made sense. (Well, as much as any life makes sense). Then I found an injured girl bleeding on the pavement, and I tried to be a Good Samaritan. Now I've got no fiancée, no home, no job, and I'm walking around a couple of hundred feet under the streets of London with the projected life expectancy of a suicidal fruitfly.”
The boy had the towering arrogance only seen in the greatest of artists and all nine-year-old boys.
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Another great story from Neil Gaiman. This one takes place in the Underworld of London.
When Richard Mayhew stops one day to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk, his life is forever altered, for he finds himself propelled into an alternate reality that exists in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals and abandoned subway stations. He has fallen through the cracks of reality and has landed somewhere different, somewhere that is Neverwhere.
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