This is Mayor Daley’s last year for the One Book, One Chicago program which encourages everyone in the city to share a book. The choice for 2011 is Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, a fantasy set in underground London featuring talking rats. ( I always think it’s a sign a of a great author if he/she can set up a peculiar theme and pull it off!) Anyway, care is taken not to reveal the title too soon… who knew such intrigue was needed with a book club selection?
“Dempsey had a copy sent to him in a plain, brown wrapper, to avoid tipping off anybody about the selection.”