neverwhere - grahpic by Dave McKean @ Hourglass
Once upon a time, there was a perfectly ordinary young man called Richard Mayhew, who had a perfectly ordinary job in a place where everyone wore suits and ties, and a lovely (if a bit terrifying) fiancee who truly believed Richard could be made to someone really quite presentable if she had enough time to polish him up, and a collection of plastic trolls with fright wig hair in every colour of the crayon box. Richard was a nice boy who really believed he had adapted to living in London very well, regardless of whether or not he in fact had over the three years he'd lived there.

Then one night, Richard found a girl bleeding in the street, and giving over to compassion rather than common sense (or rather, jessica-sense) he picked her up and took her home and cleaned her up. Her name was Door, and after that night, absolutely everything solid and dependable and perfectly ordinary about London became strange and terrifying and exciting. Not the you-might-get-your-pocket-picked or mind-that-bus-it-could-hit-you type of strange and terrifying and exciting.

More along the lines of oh-my-that-large-man-with-the-large-knife-is-trying-to-kill-me strange and terrifying and exciting. But that's not the half of it.

Neverwhere is the amazing story of a journey. Where you think you want to go isn't necessarily where you really want to end up, and nothing will ever be the same again.

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