Book Review: InterWorld by Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves

InterWorld by Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves

Genre: Fantasy / YA / Sci-Fi

Page count: 239 pages

Publication date: June 2007

 

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InterWorld tells the story of Joey Harker, a very average kid who discovers that his world is only one of a trillion alternate earths. Some of these earths are ruled by magic. Some are ruled by science. All are at war.

Joey teams up with alternate versions of himself from an array of these worlds. 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.

My thoughts:

InterWorld has been the longest audiobook I’ve listened to so far, and I have to say I LOVED it! Yes, I did get distracted by the real world every now and again, so I did miss a couple of sentences here and there while listening to the audiobook, but still… I could easily follow the story! 😀

The characters were a bit confusing, I have to admit. After all most of the characters were different versions of the same individual! Who wouldn’t get confused?

The pace of the story was great. There were descriptive parts (All those different dimensions and spaces in between worlds had such vivid descriptions!) but there were also action-packed parts (Who doesn’t like a bit of action, huh?) and those were equally brilliant!

I loved the idea of being able to “walk” between different worlds! Imagine how freaky it would be to bump into a different version of yourself? It would be you but in a different gender, physique, or with different skills even! I would seriously love that! OK, maybe I’d panic a bit at first… but then I think I would have so much fun with all my new found friends! On second thought… I’m not sure the world is ready for more than one of me! My family sure isn’t! Hahaha!

I had never read anything by Neil Gaiman before but that’s all about to change now, boys and girls!

The only reason why I’m giving InterWorld 4 out of 5 hearts is because it did get a bit confusing at some points, with all the different dimensions and worlds and inbetween worlds… Other than that, it was a fantastic read!

I’d totally recommend it to anyone who is into fantasy / Science-fiction.

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