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Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

If anyone has read my previous Neil Gaiman review for The Graveyard Book then you will already know that he’s one of my favourite authors. For me, Gaiman’s work is special, but it isn’t just his talent for creating worlds which he fills with beyond brilliant characters which causes me to state this. Almost anyone is capable of creating a world or a character in their head, of course some are better than others, but my point is you don’t have to be a writer to do this. In my opinion, there are too many books (especially which fall somewhere in the fantasy genre spectrum) which rely on mere character and landscape. Don’t get me wrong! These things are vital, but there’s something which separates these writers from the great genre writers, that’s the ability to tell a story. Neil Gaiman is a great story teller. I’m not sure if being a storyteller is something you can learn, arguably it’s not innate, but I think from a very young age you have the ability or not and Gaiman is one …