a little east of reality

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

plug for a free neil gaiman book

If you don't know Neil Gaiman is my favourite author, you haven't been reading this blog very long. Well for those who have wondered if he's actually any good, and for those who like him but just haven't read Neverwhere, here is a link to his recent reminder (from his blog) that until the end of this month you can get a copy of Neverwhere free online.

From the Wiki entry on the original series, of which the book is not merely a dramatisation, but also a forum for Neil to expand on certain parts of the story and change/insert things the BBC wouldn't agree to for the TV series. :)

Richard Mayhew, a Scot living in London encounters an injured girl named Door on the street one night. Despite his fiancée's protests he decides to help her, but that unfortunately also means that he suddenly ceases to exist for regular people and becomes real only to the denizens of 'London Below', whose inhabitants are generally invisible and non-existent to the people of 'London Above'. He loses his house, his job and nearly his mind as he travels London Below in an attempt to make sense out of it all, find a way back, and helps Door survive as she is hunted down by hired assassins.
I hope you'll take the opportunity to check it out.

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