En smakebit på søndag #48: Neverwhere

En smakebit på søndag er et konsept jeg har lånt av Mari på Flukten fra virkeligheten. Alt du trenger å gjøre er å slå opp i boka du leser nå og velge ut noen setninger du synes passer – uten at de avslører for mye av handlingen – før du legger dem ut på bloggen din og legger igjen ei lenke i innlegget til Mari. På denne måten kan vi klikke oss fra smakebit til smakebit, og kanskje oppdage nye skatter?

Selv om jeg fortsatt har ganske lite tid til å lese skjønnlitteratur, leser jeg Neverwhere av Neil Gaiman når jeg har litt tid til overs: Under the streets of London there’s a world most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, knights in armour and pale girls in black velvet. This is the city of the people who have fallen between the cracks.
Richard Mayhew, a young businessman, is going to find out more than enough about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his workday existence and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and utterly bizarre. And a strange destiny awaits him down here, beneath his native city: neverwhere.

Neil Gaiman skuffer som vanlig ikke så langt. Smakebiten er fra side 118:

Five almost identically dressed, extremely pale young women walked past him. They wore long dresses made of velvet, each dress so dark it was almost black – respectively dark green, dark chocolate, royal blue, dark red, and pure black. Each woman had black hair, and wore silver jewellery; each was perfectly coiffed, perfectly made up. They moved silently: Richard was aware only of a swish of heavy velvet as they went past, a swish that sounded almost like a sigh. The last of the women, the one dressed all in utter black, the palest and the most beautiful, smiled at Richard. He smiled back at her, warily.

 

20 Responses to “En smakebit på søndag #48: Neverwhere”


  1. 1 Beathe Solberg april 29, 2012, kl. 12:42

    Tusen takk for smakebiten:-)Har ikke lest noe av denne forfatteren før så jeg skal titte litt nærmere på denne. Ha en fin Søndag:-)
    Beathesbokhylle

  2. 3 Ann Kristin (@askine09) april 29, 2012, kl. 13:03

    Takk for smakebiten.🙂 Gaiman høres ut som sitt vanlige underholdende og vittige seg.🙂

  3. 5 astridterese april 29, 2012, kl. 14:47

    En flott smakebit! Neverwhere er blant mine absolutte favoritter av en av mine favorittforfattere. Og jeg har lest den flere ganger. Vet du at historien er gitt ut i tegneserieform som er oversatt til norsk? Aldristeds heter den. (en nydelig tegneserie)🙂

    Ha en riktig fin søndag!

    • 6 Julie april 29, 2012, kl. 15:30

      Ja, jeg vet at den finnes i tegneserieform, men jeg var ikke klar over at den er oversatt til norsk. Så bra!😀

      • 7 astridterese april 29, 2012, kl. 15:37

        Spesielt bra er det når de har klart å følge tonen i boken og ikke laget noe helt nytt. Og tegningene av (hva heter hun nå igjen) Door er det ja, Dør på norsk – er så vakre og hun ser ut akkurat som hun må se ut🙂

  4. 8 ~SecretPrivilege . . . april 29, 2012, kl. 14:48

    Tusen takk for smakebiten, =) Ha en riktig fin søndag videre, =)

  5. 10 Isabella april 29, 2012, kl. 14:51

    Takk for smakebiten:) Har ikke lest noe av forfatteren tidligere, så takk for tips:) Ha en flott søndag:)

  6. 12 siljeblomst april 29, 2012, kl. 18:43

    Tusen takk for en flott smakebit – denne må jeg lese!

    God søndag, Julie🙂

  7. 13 Elin april 29, 2012, kl. 19:08

    Min absolutte favorittbok, som jeg har lest flere ganger!❤

  8. 15 ithildancer april 29, 2012, kl. 19:50

    Gaiman❤ Mer trenger man egentlig ikke si🙂

  9. 17 Nina C. april 29, 2012, kl. 21:48

    Takk for smakebiten:) Ble nysjerrig på boken:)

  10. 18 Melusine april 29, 2012, kl. 22:20

    Høres veldig spennende ut!

  11. 19 mostraum april 29, 2012, kl. 22:40

    Å, denne er fin, som så mangt anna av Neil Gaiman. Håpar du kosar deg med deg🙂


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