Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

For more subversive, literary fantasy, try these next…

Peter & Max by Bill Willingham for fairy tale deconstruction and shadowy charm

The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan for painfully gorgeous language and magic that crawls right up your spine

Magic Casement by Dave Duncan for a sneakily wonderful main character

Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman for head-spinning writing and thinking, and inside-out archetypes

This post was guest edited by Rainbow Rowell, author of Eleanor & Park, Fangirl, and Attachments. You can find her on Twitter.

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