Neil Gaiman

Neverwhere

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    Lisa Bogadist-Kataevahas quoted6 years ago
    She looked, Richard thought, as if she’d done a midnight raid on the History of Fashion section of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and was still wearing everything she’d taken.
    Lisa Bogadist-Kataevahas quoted6 years ago
    He continued, slowly, by a process of osmosis and white knowledge (which is like white noise, only more useful), to comprehend the city, a process that accelerated when he realized that the actual City of London itself was no bigger than a square mile, stretching from Aldgate in the east to Fleet Street and the law courts of the Old Bailey in the west, a tiny municipality, now home to London’s financial institutions, and that that was where it had all begun.
    Hannehas quoted2 years ago
    the projected life expectancy of a suicidal mayfly.
    Ольга Морозоваhas quoted2 years ago
    miniature. Mr. Croup took his hand away, leaving the blades in the wall, outlining the place his fingers had been, and he turned to his partner for approval.
    Mr. Vandemar was unimpressed. “What’s so clever about that, then?” he asked. “You didn’t even hit one finger.”
    Mr. Croup sighed. “I didn’t?” he said. “Well, slit my gullet, you’re right. How could I have been such a ninny?” He pulled the razor blades out of the wall, one by one, and
    Elena Radovskayahas quoted3 years ago
    Richard found himself, on otherwise sensible weekends, accompanying her to places like the National Gallery and the Tate Gallery, where he learned that walking around museums too long hurts your feet, that the great art treasures of the world all blur into each other after a while, and that it is almost beyond the human capacity for belief to accept how much museum cafeterias will brazenly charge for a slice of cake and a cup of tea.
    Yana Manukhinahas quoted3 years ago
    “You’ve a good heart,” she told him. “Sometimes that’s enough to see you safe wherever you go.” Then she shook her head. “But mostly, it’s not.”
    Aleksandrahas quoted5 years ago
    he had a rumpled, just-woken-up look to him, which made him more attractive to the opposite sex than he would ever understand or believe.
    Lisa Bogadist-Kataevahas quoted6 years ago
    He tried to apologize to her in French, which he did not speak, gave up, and began to apologize in English, then tried to apologize in French for having to apologize in English, until he noticed that Jessica was about as English as it was possible for any one person to be.
    kbema77826has quoted5 months ago
    The boy had the towering arrogance only seen in the greatest of artists and all nine-year-old boys. “Yeah,” he said, truculently. “Some of them.”
    kbema77826has quoted5 months ago
    kies, thought Old Bailey, in a satisfied sort of a way. Never a two of them alike. Not by day nor not by night, neither. He was a bit of a connoisseur of skies,
    kbema77826has quoted5 months ago
    Near his hand, on the floor, was the crowbar he had used in the fight with the dwarf.
    kbema77826has quoted5 months ago
    “I’m his guardian,” said Anaesthesia, truculently. “Who are you? Who do you owe fealty to?”
    b3859625342has quoted6 months ago
    And then they set foot on Night’s Bridge, and Richard began to understand darkness: darkness as something solid and real, so much more than a simple absence of light.
    Mariana Jimenezhas quotedlast year
    “You’ve a good heart,” she told him. “Sometimes that’s enough to see you safe wherever you go.”
    b4723581542has quotedlast year
    A novel seemed the easiest way to get what I had had in my head into the insides of other people’s heads. Books are good that way
    Бигсhas quotedlast year
    Halvard turned back to them.
    Бигсhas quotedlast year
    And then he realized how much ground it was covering as it approached, mud and foul water splashing up from its hooves as it ran, and he realized how wrong he had been in thinking it slow.
    Бигсhas quotedlast year
    The moon was bright and small and high in the cold night, and autumn constellations speckled the blue-black sky like the dust of crushed diamonds.
    Бигсhas quotedlast year
    He let go of Richard's hand, turned to Hunter, and said, "And you are . . . Hunter? Hunter! As I live, breathe, and defecate! It is!" Hammersmith blushed like a schoolboy. He spat on his hand and attempted, awkwardly, to plaster his hair back.
    Бигсhas quotedlast year
    Then he mentally underlined the last sentence three times, rewrote it in huge letters in red ink, and circled it before putting a number of exclamation marks next to it in his mental margin.
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