Born in South Africa, Natasha moved to Canada in her 20s and settled just outside of Vancouver, British Columbia. This meant she was surrounded by an abundance of amazing natural beauty, interesting people from around the world to talk to, and a fair bit of rain. She’s always up for a good adventure, especially if it involves ‘stumbling upon’ movie/TV shoots, meandering through book & toy stores, or looking into paranormal phenomena.
Billy Smith is just an ordinary guy. He has a house, a car, a job, and even an ex-wife. He’s the neighbor you would invite to a barbecue; the boss you would share a few drinks with after work.
*Too bad he’s a vampire.*
Until this week, Billy thought he had things under wraps, but events quickly spiral out of his control when too many people learn his secret.
Now Billy must face the ghosts of his past while battling the megalomaniacs of his present, all while asking himself the most important question of all:
**IS MR. SMITH AFRAID OF THE DARK?**
Published in 1997, Neil Gaiman's darkly hypnotic first novel, Neverwhere, heralded the arrival of a major talent and became a touchstone of urban fantasy. Over the years, a number of versions were produced both in the U.S. and the U.K. Now Gaiman's preferred edition of his classic novel reconciles these works and reinstates a number of scenes cut from the original published books.
Neverwhere is the story of Richard Mayhew, a young London businessman with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he discovers a girl bleeding on the sidewalk. He stops to help her—an act of kindness that plunges him into a world he never dreamed existed.
Slipping through the cracks of reality, Richard lands in the Neverwhere—a London of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth. The Neverwhere is home to Door, the mysterious girl Richard helped in the London Above. Door, a noblewoman whose family has been murdered, is on a quest to find the agent that slaughtered her family and thwart the destruction of this underworld kingdom. If Richard is ever to return to his former life, he must join the journey to save Door's world—and find a way to survive.
A hallucinatory fantasia of mystery, mythology, and terror that "draws equally from George Lucas, Monty Python, Doctor Who, and John Milton" (USA Today), Neverwhere is an "Alice in Wonderland with a punk edge" (Poppy Z. Brite), "that is both the stuff of dreams and nightmares" (San Diego Union-Tribune).