Neverwhere is a stunning, imaginative tale of an “ordinary” man who accidentally stumbles into a parallel existence called London Below, which is a sort of murky underbelly of the regular London, and gets swept away in an unlikely adventure.
Neverwhere happened to be the first Neil Gaiman book I read. Needless to say, I sort of fell in love.
The forgotten tunnels, long-abandoned Tube stations, unused wartime passages — all house a so-called “homeless” population of London. People who have slipped through the cracks in one way or another, people who can speak to rats, scavengers of the most extreme kind… in fact, people almost as diverse as those found above ground.