9 December, 2022

What’s Under Our Tree: Six Great Books to Give This Holiday Season

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, Illustrated by Chris Riddell

When this title came across my desk, I debated giving it away. It was just too beautiful to leave my bookcase and, as a Gaiman fangirl, I decided for once in the five years that I’ve been running LitStack, I’d be a little selfish. I kept it. But, when I mentioned wanting to do a giveaway, the publisher was kind enough to offer yet another copy.

Neverwhere is an elegant book, both in the remarkable story of Richard Mayhew and his venture into a world he never knew existed and starts a journey to help a girl named Door who will completely change his life. But Riddell’s illustration heighten what was already a remarkable story.

Pick up this edition of Neverwhere for the Gaiman fan in your life or, be a little greedy and keep on for yourself.


We’re giving away THREE copies of the illustrated Neverwhere edition to US readers.

Comment below to qualify.


Good luck to everyone!

From the publisher:

Selected as one of NPR’S Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of All Time

The #1 New York Times bestselling author’s dark classic of modern fantasy, beautifully illustrated for the first time by award-winning artist Chris Riddell, and featuring the author’s preferred text and his Neverwhere tale, “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back.”

Published in 1997, Neil Gaiman’s first novel, Neverwhere, heralded the arrival of a major talent. Over the years, various versions have been produced around the world. In 2016, this gorgeously illustrated edition of the novel was released in the UK. It is now available here, and features strikingly atmospheric, painstakingly detailed black-and-white line art by Chris Riddell, one of Gaiman’s favorite artistic interpreters of his work.

Richard Mayhew is a young London businessman with a good heart whose life is changed forever when he stops to help a bleeding girl—an act of kindness that plunges him into a world he never dreamed existed. Slipping through the cracks of reality, Richard lands in Neverwhere—a London of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth. Neverwhere is home to Door, the mysterious girl Richard helped in the London Above. Here in Neverwhere, Door is a powerful noblewoman who has vowed to find the evil agent of her family’s slaughter and thwart the destruction of this strange underworld kingdom. If Richard is ever to return to his former life and home, he must join Lady Door’s quest to save her world—and may well die trying.

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