When Newbery Medal winner Neil Gaiman and Emmy Award winner Michael Reaves teamed up, they created the bestselling YA novel InterWorld. InterWorld. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. A lad discovers that he can walk between alternate Interworld (Interworld, Book 1) – Kindle edition by Neil Gaiman, Reaves. Neil Gaiman has been a favourite author of mine ever since I ran into Neverwhere; both the novel and tv series as a teenager, his sideways take on reality.
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I have as noted elsewhere found myself reading more and more YA type books over the last few years. View all 3 comments. This article needs additional citations for verification.
The story itself is a bit paint-by-numbers, a fairly generic hero’s journey. I love Neil Gaiman and almost everything he touches.
The main character steps into an alternate universe and finds out that other versions of him can do the same and form an organization that helps to maintain balance across the arc of the universe. Especially the voicing for Lady Indigo-he seriously rocked her voice and tone.
The InterWorld idea ended up being a novel that was not released until Reaves has written for Star Trek: We’ve found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them.
However, he now said that Joey was allowed to stay without wiping his memory. Apr 15, Courtney Wells rated it really liked it Shelves: In particular, I found the idea of the Hex empire a world ruled by magic and sorcery at battle with the Binary empire a world ruled by science and reason for possession of these multiple earths to be an intriguing premise, but it’s been done better in other Gaiman novels most notably the battle between the old gods and the gods of technology in American Gods.
It’s a young adult adventure in space-time and related dimensions.
I own all his books. This focus on external details and what characters do rather than who they are does not just occur with Joey but also with his Interworld team mates, who generally are only recognizable by the idea behind them, eg, the girl with wings, the strong man, the cyborg etc, and how Joey actually relates to any of them other than simply as their team leader isn’t really something we get much detail on.
To ask other readers questions about Gainanplease sign up. On June 16,Neil Gaiman reported in his journal that DreamWorks Animation optioned the book to make it into an animated feature film. There is an explanation, framed as an author’s note, explaining how thi It pains me to bh this book neli stars.
Countless possibilities exist on an infinite number of planes, yet the survival of everyone and neill falls into the hands of one boy and his misfit band of buddies. If however you interdorld a fun adventure full of big ideas and wonderfully weird landscapes, Interworld fits the bill nicely, and I certainly am looking forward to seeing where Joey winds up next. I am reading another book currently where the vehicle of “Time” also plays in and is overused. The novels are set in the Altiversea ‘portion’ in the multiverse composed of a trillion alternate Earths.
Traveling from world to world takes weeks or days, except through the In-Between. But one day, Joey gets really lost.
This parade of big, bright ideas continues through the whole book, from a life form that communicates through colour, to yaiman truly nightmarish things which both the Hex and Binary do to captured Walkers to retrieve their essence. InterWorld tells the story of Joey Harker, a very average kid who discovers that his world is only one of a trillion alternate earths.
When Colin and Susan are pursued by eerie creatures across Alderley Edge, they are saved by the Wizard.
The idea of the book is great, the theory behind parallel universe and everything else is really interesting. Why not lend a hand? So if you have a spare moment, please tell us your thoughts by writing a reader’s review. Retrieved July 21, Together, the army of Joeys must battle evil magicians Lord Dogknife and Lady Indigo to keep the balance of power between all the earths stable. Think about all those choices for all those people.
View all 4 comments. At one end science reigns, while at the other magic reigns. Sabriel is sent as a child across the Wall to the safety of a school in Ancelstierre. If the book has a serious flaw, it is in pacing and characters.
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Interworld by Neil Gaiman- review
On holiday in Cornwall, the three Drew children discover an ancient map in the attic neiil the house that they are staying in. Joey discovers that he’s a Walker and that he’s not the only one. Return to Book Page. Despite that, I did enjoy reading this novel.
InterWorld (InterWorld, #1) by Neil Gaiman
Joey teams up with alternate versions of himself from an array of these worlds. Now that I had bought the sequel, it was time to set this right and give Interworld another try.
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen Alan Garner 9. It won’t be for everyone, especially if you’re expecting some of neio really fine work Ibterworld often produces, but I enjoyed it. He then moved over to untie his friends, who all try to find an exit. On June 21,the previous plans to make InterWorld a television series have become active once again by Universal Cable Productionsin association with Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller and his partner Flody Suarez.