Richard Mayhew’s life is turned upside down after he finds a bleeding girl on the street. He is dragged from his normal, everyday life in the London Above to the world he didnt know existed in the London Below filled with rat talkers, angels, demons and people who have fallen through the cracks.
This was my introduction to Neil Gaiman. It reminded me very much of Weaveworld by Clive Barker. It isn’t the same story but it has the same tone and I really enjoyed the fantasy world that was right under everyone’s noses without them realize it. The main guy kept wanting to get back to his normal life, but after seeing his “normal” life, I just wanted him to stay where he was. It was much more interesting.
I highly recommend this book for anyone that likes books that describe fantasy worlds that are just out of touch from the reality we currently live in.