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Dark realism blended with surreal fantasy. READ IT.,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Neverwhere (Gebundene Ausgabe)
I truly don't mean to offend anyone reading this, but if you didn't give Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere five stars, then guess what? YOU MISSED OUT! Some readers expect to be kept enthralled by unrealistic heroics of equally unrealistic characters. Some say that Richard Mayhew is boring. Why? Probably because he doesn't automatically jump right into the world that is London Below and start acting like a professional hero. Well gee, put yourself in this situation. You help a stranger that is bleeding on the sidewalk. Two strange men come looking for her at your door. She disappears. The next day, the entire world is literally ignoring you. Then you find out that the only people who can see you live under the streets of London. I'm so sure you're ready to go out and buy a sword and start swinging it. Gaiman's character's are realistic to the point that they can fit into a fantasy world. It's important to understand that. Door is a girl who has just lost her entir! e family, but it dooesn't mean she's going to have a mental breakdown, become obsessed with destroying their killers, blah, blah, blah. She knows good and well who killed them and is smart enough to stay out of their way, but try to stop them with help. She doesn't want to involve Richard any further, but can't bring herself to just leave him alone in his frightening new reality. DeCarabas is one of the most human characters I have come across in a while. A con, a crook, an amoral jerk, a saint, and a protector. All in how you look at him. Vibrant with energy, always looking for what's in it for him, haughty( who wouldn't be if they were that good at surviving? ) , but still a being capable of feeling. It's tough to be that alive without some emotion. Certainly not a heart of gold though. Those are rarer than the metal. Hunter is mysterious, dangerous, and intent on her goals. She is no ice princess though, and her giving in to the temptation of being able to slay t! he ultimate challenge as well as her guilt over her decisio! n show off her humanity. Croup and Vandemar. Evil incarnate? Maybe. But sadly, not so rare. Their supernatural abilities make them a frightening nightmare, but their basic nature is not uncommon. They hurt things because, as far as their concerned, it's fun. Not at all uncommon. Perhaps that's what makes them so frightening. Islington is perhaps, the true headcase in this story. While gentle and caring on the outside, strip back the layers and find pure selfishness. An obsessive focus on no other being's goals but its own. Anyone in the way, well, sorry for them. For the surreal places and bitingly real people in this book, I give my thanks to Neil Gaiman for this creation. True gratitude all over the place Mr.Gaiman.