In fact, he's the kind of guy who gets lost in his own house. And one day Joey gets really lost. He walks straight out of his world and into another dimension.
Joey's walk between the worlds makes him prey to two terrible forces: armies of magic and science who will do anything to harness his power to travel between dimensions. When he sees the evil those forces are capable of, Joey makes the only possible choice. He joins an army of his own, an army of versions of himself from different dimensions who all share his amazing power and who are all determined to fight to save the worlds.
Master storyteller Neil Gaiman and Emmy Award-winning science-fiction writer Michael Reaves team up to create a dazzling tale of magic, science, honor, and the destiny of one very special boy and all the others like him.
©2007 Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers
I enjoyed this story. The plot and characters were interesting, and it shows a very interesting new take on the idea of multiple universes.
In some places the writing was a little bit awkward, not as polished as I've come to expect from Neil Gaiman. I don't know anything about the writing style of Michael Reaves, but I don't think he deserves the blame.
I think what's likely is that it's a result of this story not being intended to be distributed as a book. It was originally a pitch for a television show, I'm guessing they had to make a lot of hurried modifications when there was a demand for it in book form.
There's not much character development. I think that's also a result of the story being written for television where the development happens over multiple episodes.
One thing I wonder: If every important decision splits off a new universe, what happens when you make an important decision when you're outside of them?
Interworld is a nice, light read. I recommend it.
This book was an easy listen, catching me quite early and letting me listen trough in almost one single setting. The plot is quite straightforward but builds good momentum, and the end is quite fast paced. It is not the usual Gaiman writing, this is not so dark and more young-reader oriented, but very enjoyable anyhow.
Not Guildford! NYC, and damn proud of it. My mother's tongue used to cleave to the roof of her mouth from reading to me, now i pay others.
We are being set up here for a sequel, I can feel it in my multidimensional bones. Well written, well read, there is a clean line between good and evil that makes this pleasant fiction, but not up to Gaiman's usual level of ingenuity. It would make a great animated movie. Would I listen to the sequel? Probably not. But keeping the attention of a 52 year old woman with this type of story is worth some kind of kudos.
Kudos to youdos Mr. Gaiman, Mr. Reaves
I work outside for AT&T (I'm a phone guy) and I love listening to audio books at work! I'm a scifi and fantasy nut.
Sliders meets Harry Potter. It's cool. It's light fare, but I enjoyed it even as an adult Sci-Fi Reader. The Narration is nicely done and well paced.
Not bad in the end. It took several chapters to really get my attention, but bith the story and the characters grew as the book progressed and by the end I was hooked. A good book for teen fantasy fans.
Gaiman and Reeves channel early Heinlein and AE Van Vogt in this updated pulp sci-fi adolescent fantasy. There is everything from the kid learning about special powers, steam punk scenes, a reluctant team turned loyal followers...you name it. Great for my 10 year old and it left us eagerly wanting the next book.
Being a Gaiman fanatic, I'm game for anything with his name on it. This one is worthy of a good listen, with fun for grownups and young adults alike. I enjoyed the interdimensional travel the main character embarks upon. A great way to spend your commute.
The story was good and moved great. The Narration was spot on (only Neil himself is better). It was a nice adult sci-fi read.
You know how you never know what you are going to get when you pick up a Neil Gaiman book? Well, it always worries me. Gems or garbage every time, no in between. This book is very unlike his usual style, no obscure references that made no sense whatsoever (to most of us, anyway) and nothing to really gross you out - this time. Very entertaining, worth getting!
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