If you're new to Gaiman this book is a great place to start!
Sometimes you can see the fork in your path where everything went wrong. For Richard it was the girl bleeding on the sidewalk. 24 hours latter his fiance has left and his coworkers don't remember him - he's faded from London Above, and now he is part of London Below, a world of danger and magic, totally foreign and fantastical. Neil Gaiman at his best. — Leah Moore
As someone who is rarely a sci-fi or fantasy book reader, this was the perfect novel to pique my interest in the mystical genre. Gaiman's cheeky British wit allows a highly imaginative story in the invisible London underground to become more accessible for the hesitant reader such as myself. After reading Neverwhere, I'd say I'm sold on all Gaiman novels from now on. — Laura Knapp
Selected as one of NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of All Time
The #1 New York Times bestselling author’s ultimate edition of his wildly successful first novel featuring his “preferred text”—and including his new Neverwhere tale, “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back.”
Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.
“A fantastic story that is both the stuff of dreams and nightmares” (San Diego Union-Tribune), Neil Gaiman’s first solo novel has become a touchstone of urban fantasy, and a perennial favorite of readers everywhere.
“Delightful … inventively horrific.”
Neil Gaiman is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for children and adults whose award-winning titles include Norse Mythology, American Gods, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), Coraline, and The Sandman graphic novels. Neil Gaiman is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR and Professor in the Arts at Bard College.