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At nearly fifteen years of age, Joey Harker learns that he is a Walker, able to travel between dimensions, and soon joins a team of different versions of himself, each from another dimension, to fight the evil forces striving to conquer all the worlds.
Publisher: New York : Eos, 2008.
Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780061238987
Branch Call Number: YA FIC GAIM
Characteristics: 239 p. ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Reaves, Michael


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Nov 19, 2014

This is a lightweight effort from Gaiman, not worthy of his best work.

Jul 13, 2014

I enjoyed it, but not near as much as other Gaiman titles. I thought that the two authors did a good job of keeping the story in Joey's voice, but I never really got into it the way that I thought I would. I think that teens would really enjoy it. There were lots of little allusions and in-jokes to other science fiction movies, TV shows and books, which made the reading more enjoyable.

KateHillier Sep 03, 2013

You'd think I'd love the heck of it but it was really just meh to me. Perhaps that's because all the main characters are variations of the same person and there are just so many people that are alluded to to keep track of. I don't know. It was a fine book to blow through in an hour or two but other than that it was just meh.

Jun 06, 2012

This was a decent book, but it didn't live up to it's promise. I think the story behind the book explains why not.

In short, this book was originally written not for publication, but as a come on for TV execs. About ten years after it was written, when the hoped for TV series wasn't being made, it was brought out, polished, and published. But it really wasn't polished enough. You get glimpses at characters, but you barely get a feel for the main character (which, considering that the story is about an organization that are variations of the main character, is a pretty big issue). The main idea is really intriguing, but it's underdeveloped.

In short, I know Gaiman can make a more fulfilling story (I have read anything else by Reaves, so I can't comment).

May 26, 2012

Good story and a quick read. I enjoyed the combination of the two writers.

Sep 13, 2011

A great introduction to Giaman for younger readers. Fast paced and exciting.

Nov 20, 2010

Honestly, this book deserves much more popularity than it presently holds. I was amazed by it. It's one of those rare books that really makes you think of possibilities...

Sep 27, 2010

Fifteen-year-old Joey Harker has a gift for getting lost. So lost, in fact, that one day he wanders right out of our world and smack into another. This is Joey?s real gift?he?s a Walker, able to move effortlessly between countless parallel worlds. Joey?s new ability is also a dangerous one. Almost before he can blink, he?s being hunted by not one but two evil forces who seek to harness his world-walking power?the Binary, fierce members of a scientific world from one end of the spectrum, and the HEX, cruel citizens of a magical land from the other extreme. Joey?s only refuge is the InterWorld, an in-between place of balance populated by lots of other Joey Harkers from lots of other alternate Earths. These Joeys are anything but identical. There?s werewolf-ish Jakon Haarkanen from an Earth where evolution took a twist and humans descended from wolves, and J/O HrKr, part boy, part computer, from a scientifically advanced futuristic world, to name just a few. Joey must prove himself to these alternate selves as they all learn to wield their power to Walk?because Joey is about to cause several worlds? worth of trouble. Fast-paced and action-packed, InterWorld is an adventure story that expects its readers to be familiar with science fiction standards like parallel universes and alternate timelines, and then expects readers to put everything they know on hold and just go along for the wild ride. Fantasy favorite Neil Gaiman is (no surprise) one of the inventive minds behind InterWorld. The other collaborator is Michael Reaves, television writer for such sci-fi gems as The Twilight Zone and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Together, Gaiman?s and Reaves? genius for inventing new worlds rises to new heights of creativity and daring. Let?s hope there?s more where that came from.

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Jul 13, 2014

jkeeg thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and under

Sep 30, 2013

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