QUICKIE: Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves’ “Interworld”
I’ve had this book for a while but only started (and finished!) reading it this year. I was looking for a quick read, and there this was. Interworld didn’t disappoint, because I finished it in a day. On top of being a quick read, it was engaging and interesting enough.
For a story that deals with multiple dimensions (among other things), though, I found it quite short. Maybe it’s the nerd in me, but I wanted to know a lot about the mechanics of the “interworld” and Gaiman’s and Reaves’ own interpretation of the multiverse.
It was a great read, though. I was hooked on it, but it definitely opened doors for interest in and questions about the characteristics and motivations of the two camps that were after “Walkers,” individuals who harness the power to walk through dimensions, which our hero—Joey Harker—apparently is. It definitely has the potential to be something that has a rich lore and history, and I think that’s the only main disappointment I have with this book; that there wasn’t a deep discussion of the ins and outs of this world they’ve created.
On the whole, it was a great (if tiny) adventure, and I enjoyed being a part of it.