Harper Perennial, 2003
BBC Books, 1996
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|Genre:||Fantasy / Horror|
|Sub-Genre Tags:||Contemporary Fantasy|
Mythic Fiction (Fantasy)
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Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.
Alamogordo Public Schools has "temporarily removed" Neverwhere from its English curriculum because of what one parent calls "inappropriate content." It was a particular passage on Page 86 that got the attention of a parent, whose teenage daughter at Alamogordo High School was reading the book as part of an assignment. The four-paragraph passage graphically describes an adulterous sexual encounter between a married man and a single woman in which the F-word is used three times, along with a brief description of groping of one's anatomy.
The book has been removed pending a panel review. (Source: "Parental complaint spurs suspension of book's use at Alamogordo High School" http://www.alamogordonews.com)
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