Hardcover, 448 pages

English language

Published Jan. 1, 2016 by HarperCollins.

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4 stars (4 reviews)

"Richard Mayhew is an ordinary young man with an ordinary life and a good heart. His world is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. This small kindness propels him into a dark world he never dreamed existed. He must learn to survive in London Below, in a world of perpetual shadows and darkness, filled with monsters and saints, murderers and angels. He must survive if he is ever to return to the London that he knew."

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3 stars

Nuorehko sijoitusanalyytikko (vai mikä olikaan) törmää Lontoon kadulla mystiseen loukkaantuneeseen nuoreen naiseen, ja siitä lähtee seikkailu Ala-Lontoossa, jota kansoittavat raoista alas pudonneet tyypit ja jossa henki on jatkuvasti herkässä. Pääpahiksen jäljittäminen johdattaa sankarimme moneen groteskiin paikkaan ja tilanteeseen. Sen rinnalla tavanomaisen arkinen Lontoo pankkiireineen ja taidekuraattoreineen tietenkin kalpenee.

Harry Potter, but mature

4 stars

This was my first Neil Gaiman book. I can understand why people love his books.

This read a lot like Harry Potter in terms of the fantasy right under people's nose, and the fact that this happened in London (what is it with London and trains, eh?) gave further familiar vibe.

The book has a good flow. It's well written, with skills and thoughts. Gaiman created a whole world in 350 pages, and it feels like there's much more in the brains this came out of. I like how this books is kind of happy ending, yet, still not, yet... is... if you read it, you'll get it.

I don't usually ready fantasy like this, but I'm glad I picked this up. It was a fun read, an entertaining one, and invitation to provoke the mind and imagination.

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