I enjoyed the splendid array of vividly described characters in this Alice in Wonderland kind of fantasy. The protagonist is a dull, British Everyman drawn into the bizarre world of London Below through compassion. I wonder if street people would be annoyed or amused at the thought of them inhabiting a whole secret world of magic and possibility. Perhaps when I was younger I would have related more to the desire for adventure and unpredictability. Still, part of me still does seek that out and feel I am just starting to learn how to realize a productively creative existence.