Where has this story been all my life? It's not new (1996), how have I never discovered it before now?
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman is the most satisfying story I have read in a long time. It so completely immerses in a world that melds seamlessly with reality that you're not sure where one begins and the other ends.
This feeling was absolutely reinforced by the fact that I listened to this story on audio (through OverDrive) and it was read by the author. Fantastic!
I'm not even sure where to begin...