Saturday, November 10, 2007

#111. Interworld

Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves


Pages: 239
Finished: Nov. 9, 2007
Reason for Reading: I won this book from Estella's Revenge for the July Door Prize. I'm also reading it for the 2nds challenge and the From the Stacks challenge.
First Published: 2007
Genre: fantasy
Rating: 3/5

First Sentence:

Once I got lost in my own house.


Comments: One day Joey Harker walks right out his own reality on Earth into an alternate reality. He finds out he is one of the Walkers, a group of people comprised of alternate Joeys from many alternate worlds who try to save the many worlds from destruction by the bad guys. This story really reminded me of StarGate SG 1 but instead of traveling to other planets they traveled to alternate realities. An interesting premise and a cute story complete with the requisite cute character, a mudluff who resembled a bubble. A fun, light read but nothing overly special. My copy states the intended age as 10+, though I would narrow that down further to the 10-12 age group.

4 comments:

  1. You're right, it's a great idea. What a shame it didn't live up to its promise.

    I'm a bit of a sucker for stories that play with time/space etc.

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  2. I love Neil Gaiman!! This has been my Year of Gaiman, I guess. I read American Gods, Anansi Boys, Stardust and Fragile Things. But I still have this one on my list!

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  3. This is one Neil Gaiman I haven't read yet. His stuff is really hit or miss. I think he has some great ideas but he doesn't always live up to potential. I started with him through the comic genera and think a lot of his stuff is great in that format but it dose not always carry over to novel form.

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  4. I certainly agree that this isn't a great novel and I have a tendency to chalk that more up to the other writer than to Gaiman, which probably isn't fair.

    Other than this book I don't think I'd classify Gaiman as hit or miss myself as I don't feel like he has missed on any of his novels, but that is just my opinion. His short stories have some near misses but even those are more few than the hits.

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