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Neverwhere

By Neil Gaiman

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| Paperback | 9780747266686

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Under the streets of London there's a world most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet. Richard Mayhew is a young businessman who is about to find out more than he bargai Continue

Under the streets of London there's a world most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet. Richard Mayhew is a young businessman who is about to find out more than he bargained for about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his safe and predictable life and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and yet utterly bizarre. There's a girl named Door, an Angel called Islington, an Earl who holds Court on the carriage of a Tube train, a Beast in a labyrinth, and dangers and delights beyond imagining ...And Richard, who only wants to go home, is to find a strange destiny waiting for him below the streets of his native city. Includes extra material exclusive to Headline Review's edition

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    Watched the TV series, read the book and the graphic novel, now I listened to the audiobook. Is there any other way to enjoy this masterpiece? Because I'm ready to explore it.
    Outstanding cast of voice actors for this amazing experience.

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    Marco Piva said on Jul 16, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    速讀練習是也

    本非我菜
    硬要讀之
    荒謬至極
    自討無趣

    既非我菜
    速速讀之
    光怪無奇
    聊充童趣

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    Gold said on Jul 11, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Above or Below?

    Magari accadesse che nell'indecisione di una vita piatta e senza stimoli ci ritrovassimo catapultati un una "Città di Sotto" come è accaduto a Richard, alle prese con ratti, corvi, bestie e "angeli" al limite dell'incredibile. A volte servirebbe prop ...(continue)

    Magari accadesse che nell'indecisione di una vita piatta e senza stimoli ci ritrovassimo catapultati un una "Città di Sotto" come è accaduto a Richard, alle prese con ratti, corvi, bestie e "angeli" al limite dell'incredibile. A volte servirebbe proprio l'incredibile per metterci di fronte a noi stessi, a ciò che crediamo di essere e a ciò che veramente siamo. Gaiman racconta questa sorta di "rito di passaggio" con fantasia ed ironia, in un'insospettabile Londra proprio sotto i nostri piedi. La magia è a portata di mano, se siamo in grado di vederla.

    Graiman tells us with fantasy and irony an incredible story about an other city above the usual London as Richard know. Living a life he don't like, thinking at himself as unsuitable for the place he live in, brings him in an other unsuspected world. His world, just under his feet, that others can't see because is first of all the world inside him. An adventure that sounds like a "rite of passage" in which Richard whould meet rats, crows, beast and even "Angels" and fight against them to gain his courage and find himself.

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    *** This comment contains spoilers! ***

    好像在看長版的Doctor Who!!!!!!!

    P.23 倫敦最後變得巨大而矛盾。這裡是好地方,也是不錯的城市,但所有的好地方都要付出代價,而且是所有的好地方都必須付出的代價。

    P.26 這天是星期五下午。理查注意到,事情都是懦夫:不會單獨發生,而是成群結隊冒出來,一口氣跳到他身上。

    P.39 理查感覺黏稠溫熱的血浸濕了他的襯衫。他領悟到,有時候,你根本無能為力。

    P.74 小時候,理查做過噩夢,夢裡的他根本就不在那裡,不管他在夢裡弄出多大的噪音、做了什麼事情,完全不會有人注 ...(continue)

    好像在看長版的Doctor Who!!!!!!!

    P.23 倫敦最後變得巨大而矛盾。這裡是好地方,也是不錯的城市,但所有的好地方都要付出代價,而且是所有的好地方都必須付出的代價。

    P.26 這天是星期五下午。理查注意到,事情都是懦夫:不會單獨發生,而是成群結隊冒出來,一口氣跳到他身上。

    P.39 理查感覺黏稠溫熱的血浸濕了他的襯衫。他領悟到,有時候,你根本無能為力。

    P.74 小時候,理查做過噩夢,夢裡的他根本就不在那裡,不管他在夢裡弄出多大的噪音、做了什麼事情,完全不會有人注意他。理查現在開始覺得很像那時候。人群在他面前推來堆去;他被下車的通勤人潮推擠過來,又被上車的通勤人潮推擠過去。

    P.100 是的,這把火很燙!所有的火焰都很燙,請你相信我。

    P.103 所有的火都會燙傷人,小寶貝,你終究會知道的。

    P.104 她抬起頭冷冷看著朵兒。「真的嗎?」

    她咬著下唇。「不,不是真的,我不覺得難過。我只是一直在拚命跑,拚命躲,拚命跑⋯⋯這是我第一次有機會可以⋯⋯」她沒再說下去。

    P.126 「最新鮮的美夢,最頂級的噩夢,我們都有!來這裡買第一批的噩夢喔!」

    P.147 理查沒死。他在黑暗中,坐在排水管旁的壁架上,苦惱接下來該怎麼辦、到底還需要多少時間才能回到原有的世界。理查判定到目前為止,他的生活完完全全是為了 讓他在證券界工作,在超級市場購物,在週末看電視的足球轉播,在他覺得冷時可以調整恆溫裝置。他的生活絕對無法讓他在倫敦的屋頂或地下道中,過著非人生 活,過著寒冷、潮濕、黑暗的生活。

    P.221 天使高舉手中的酒杯,看著那光芒。「喝的時候小心,」他提醒另外兩個人,「這酒非常˙烈。」他在木桌旁坐下,坐在查理和朵兒中間。「品嚐的時候,」天使用懷念的語氣說,「我喜歡想像自己在品嚐過往歲月裡的陽光。」他舉起酒杯。「敬舊時的光榮。」

    P.223 查理正視他的雙眼:兩顆灰色眼珠散發冷光,如同宇宙一般古老——曾在幾千萬年前,看著銀河系由星塵凝結而成。查理搖了搖頭。伊斯靈頓和藹地對他笑了一笑。 「這趟旅程並不容易,而妳跟妳的夥伴,不論在任務中或返回時,都將面臨非常艱鉅的困難。不過,我們總有辦法學習,而這正是解決所有問題的關鍵。

    P.225 「我就快回家了,一切都將恢復正常˙。又要開始無聊˙,又要開始美好了。」

    P.262 侯爵不是好人,他也有自知之明,非常清楚自己不是勇敢的人。他在很久以前就已經認定全世界,包括上層和下層,不過是希望被他詐騙的場所。為了這個目的,他編織了虛假的童話,好為自己命名,並藉由服飾、態度、舉止,把自己塑造成玩世不恭的人物。

    P.264 「那句話應該是『受死吧,麥克杜夫』才對,但我實在不忍心糾正他。他聽起來是那麼善良的年輕人。」

    P.268 「我就是你,查理,我是你僅剩的理智。」

    P.272 蓋瑞露出微笑,笑容中帶有真心的憐憫。這對查理造成的傷害,遠比憎恨或敵意來得大。

    P.275 理查再也搞不清楚自己到底是誰,也無法分辨什麼是真、什麼是假。他不知道自己是勇敢或懦弱,瘋狂或理智。不過,他知道接下來該做什麼事情。他跨進車廂,所有燈光隨之熄滅。

    P.299 查理這時已然明白,大鎯頭在朵兒還小的時候就認識她,內心對此巨漢產生無以名狀的嫉妒。

    P.308 迪卡拉巴斯侯爵抬頭看著老貝利,眼睛在月光下顯得很白。他低聲說道:「死掉是什麼感覺˙?老朋友,我可以告訴你,非常寒冷。非常黑暗,而且非常寒冷。」

    P.332 「你可以殺了他。」理查說。

    「沒錯,但那是在沒有選擇的時候。」侯爵向他說明,「再說,我很討厭在絕對必要之前,就放棄一項選擇。畢竟,人死就什麼都沒了,不是嗎?」

    「是這樣嗎?」理查問。

    「有時候是這樣,」迪卡拉巴斯侯爵說。

    P.334 「我還是搞不懂。」理查説,「伊斯靈頓,我確實見過他,他是天使。我是說,他真的是天使。」

    侯爵皮笑肉不笑。「理查,天使墮落的時候,比誰都要邪惡。別忘了,路西弗原先也是天使。」

    獵人用淡棕色眼睛看著理查。「你去過的地方是伊斯靈頓的城堡,也是他的監牢。」這是她在這數小時內開口説的第一句話,「他離不開那裡。」

    P.356 天使舔了舔嘴唇。「他們對我說,要為亞特蘭提斯的事懲罰我。我告訴他們,我當時根本無能為力。這整個事件⋯⋯」他頓了一下,似乎是在腦海裡尋找恰當的字眼。然後他以遺憾的語調說:「很不幸。」

    (省略)

    「每天都有城市沉沒,難道都與你無關?」

    似 乎有個蓋子從某個黑暗扭曲的東西上掀開:一個精神錯亂、狂怒和極端邪惡的地方;在理查先前經歷過的可怕事物當中,這次見到的最令他驚懼。天使原有的穩重和 優雅瞬間完全瓦解,他的眼神閃爍著怒火,在堅持自己絕對正當的情況下,情緒失控地對著他們厲聲叫道:「那是他們活該!」

    周遭沉寂片刻。伊斯靈頓低下頭,嘆了口氣,把頭抬起,以非常平靜而深切自責的語調說:「那些事情當中只有一件事這樣。」

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    滿好看的故事,場景也很吸引人
    不過不太喜歡主角威能的設定

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    Lotte said on Apr 21, 2014 | Add your feedback

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