This is a story about Richard Mayhew and the girl named Door he meets one afternoon. What comes after is both fantastic and terrifying. Lady Door Portico introduces Richard to the world that exists under London where nightmares come true and danger hides around every corner. Door desperately needs to avenge her family's death. Richard wants nothing more than to return to his normal predictable life. However, everything becomes even more complicated when the people they encounter have malicious goals of their own. Mr. Croup and Mr. Vandemar love to inflict pain and death on the human race. Hunter will not let anything stop her from keeping her status as the greatest body guard in the underworld. Angel Islington will use all of his incredible beauty and power to attain his freedom and exact revenge on his keepers. The marquis de Carabas wants... I'm not sure what he wants. He's a mystery to me.
I have both read and listened to this story on CD performed by the author. Gaiman's wonderful performance really brings the bizarre characters and dark underworld to life.
Submitted by Valerie @ MPL Central