A few months ago, Neil Gaiman gave away electronic copies of his Hugo winning novel, American Gods. Well he’s back at it again, and this time he’s giving away copies of Neverwhere.

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

EDIT: Looks like it’s open for US residents only. I’m not sure if it works, but for those of you who live outside of the US, you could always try to use a fake US address.

UPDATE: Looks like the PDF file will only last for 30 days, so read fast!

From Gaiman’s blog:

For those people who grumbled about reading American Gods online, here’s Neverwhere. You can read it online, and it’s also downloadable. That’s the good news.

The bad news is you don’t get to keep it forever. It’s yours for thirty days from download, and then the pdf file returns to its electrons. But if you’ve ever wondered about Neverwhere or wanted to read it for free, now is your chance. And free is free…

You can download the novel HERE.

  • edifanob September 3, 2008 at 10:29 am


    just for your information. You need to be a legal resident of the United States in order to download this book.
    I live in Germany. So I can’t download the book.

  • aidan September 3, 2008 at 10:34 am

    That’s frustrating. I’ll add a note to the original post.

    Have you tried using a fake US address?

  • Web Goblin September 3, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    I posted an updated link on Mr. G’s blog. That one expires tomorrow.

  • edifanob September 4, 2008 at 5:42 am

    Hi Aidan,
    don’t worry. To be honest I’m an old fashioned guy and I don’t use fake addresses.

    Hi Web Goblin,
    thank you for information. I tried the link and it works.

    In the meantime I found out that I own the German edition of Neverwhere (German title: Niemalsland). I read it last year and I liked it.

  • Web Goblin September 4, 2008 at 5:56 am

    It does work, yes, but HarperCollins has asked that it not be used, as it makes it look like a single user (in this case Mr. G) is downloading the book over and over again.

    Which is really funny, when you think about it, but does mess up the statistics.