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Neverwhere tie-in

How the Marquis Got His Coat Back - Neil Gaiman

How the Marquis Got His Coat Back

by Neil Gaiman

 

This is a sort of companion story to Neverwhere, so it's written in Gaiman's best fairytale voice and is enchanting every step of the way. We briefly meet a few denizens of the world under London where Neverwhere takes place; enough to get the feel of the world. This story was originally released in the Rogues short story collection, commissioned by George R.R. Martin, but Gaiman subsequently released it independently.

 

All I can really say about it without giving away the whole plot is that it's atmospheric and enchanting, with some memorable and distinctive characters. It convinced me that I have to read Neverwhere, because I've only seen the television series and have missed out on the book, and the introduction says the television series leaves out a lot of what Gaiman wrote.