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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Most people are familiar with Neil Gaiman, who has written such great novels as Neverwhere, American Gods, and Coraline for younger readers, but not so many know Michael Reaves.
I’ve noticed before in several other works that Gaiman often substitutes concepts for actual characters, and once you’ve taken away the fact that someone is a living star or a unicorn, there isn’t much left to them, and again this is true here. I read a lot of YA, so the three stars aren’t because of that. Earth itself is somewhere in the middle, leaning science, not yet irrevocably committed–or conquered by either side.
As it was conceived as a TV series, I get why it is a bit more action focused, still, I want more.
InterWorld (series) – Wikipedia
Might have worked, actually. It is not until very late into the novel that Joey’s parents and siblings even appear in standard view rather than flashbacks or asides, interorld does not help us relate quite as well to potentially poignant moments with them such as Joey stumbling into a reality where he had previously drowned. A very exciting book in which an Average Joe goes walking! The premise of this book was very inventive, but I never really felt like I was reading a Neil Gaiman book.
In this novel, Gaimam continues to struggle to find his place within the InterWorld organization, as he is still blamed for the death of a popular team member. Nov 10, Rezza Dwi rated it really liked it Shelves: They know immediately that it is special. Although from what I read, this one was not written entirely by him.
See all 4 questions about InterWorld…. They thought it would make a great movie, but after numerous passes decided to write the novel I read. This is obviously not a good career choice, and Joey is recruited by Jay, an InterWorld agent who is in fact an older version of Joey himself, to be an InterWorld agent.
On June 16,Neil Gaiman reported in his journal that DreamWorks Animation optioned the book to make it into an animated feature film. The multidimensional universe contains some worlds of magic, some of technology and some with both – all of which are at war. Multiverse novel involving worlds of magic, science, and in between [s]. The Ocean gaimah the End of the Lane 9.
InterWorld (InterWorld, #1) by Neil Gaiman
Perhaps that it was billed to be YA and follows that rote, simple formula? Joey HarkerMr. Whatever the case, he sure did know a lot of pop culture references through out the ages, regardless of his own age and point of reference, so I would have to guess that he spends all gaimman his time gathering useless knowledge that a kid his age normally wouldn’t know.
The story itself is a bit paint-by-numbers, a fairly generic hero’s journey. They were about to escape when Lady Indigo appeared to face them.
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On a routine assignment for his social studies class, Joey gets a bit more lost than usual, and starts stumbling into alternative realities. He then moved over to untie his friends, who all try to find an exit.
It’s part science fiction, part fantasy, part allusion to all things in geekdom. Some of these earths were ruled by magic.
Joey was then sent home, where he thought nothing had happened, but feels like something is missing. I’m off to reserve the second book now. It was a long sigh, weary and worldly-wise. InterWorld tells the story of Joey Harker, a very average kid who discovers that his world is only one of a trillion alternate earths. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There are some Gaiman hallmarks: He went back home and discovered that he does not exist anymore, instead a girl named Josephine lived there.
The book ends as expected with a great big, well plotted and paced climax not unlike the destruction of the Deathstar. Joey Harker finds that he’s capable of walking between worlds, alternate realities of every variety, from the fully magical to the fully technological to everything in between.
One with the person having made one choice and the other a different choice. She calls herself Lady Indigo and is joined by two other men. So I started reading it hoping that the book and I would have a better chance to connect this time around. I am not sure.