When Richard Mayhew helps a mysterious, bleeding girl he finds on a London pavement, he has no idea that his good deed will change his life forever. He suddenly finds himself invisible to everyone except those from London Below – a community of those that have fallen threw the cracks and live in the shadows of the city, in the sewers and on the roofs.
Metaphors failed him, then. He had gone beyond the world of metaphor and simile into the place of things that are, and it was changing him.
I finally picked up Neil Gaiman’s urban fantasy classic! I enjoyed diving into Gaiman’s London Below and getting reacquainted with his fantastical style. It was a great page-tuner but it didn’t completely hook me like other Neil Gaiman books have. Nevertherless, I liked trawling around London with Richard and Door and seeing the city transformed.
Rating: 4 / 5 stars