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InterWorld
by Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves | Teens
Registered by wingvedranasterwing of Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia on 12/30/2010
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by vedranaster): to be read


13 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingvedranasterwing from Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia on Thursday, December 30, 2010

This book has not been rated.

"Joey Harker isn't a hero. In fact, he's the kind of guy who gets lost in his own house. But then one day, Joey gets really lost. He walks straight out of his world and into another dimension. Joey's walk between the worlds makes him prey to two terrible forces -- armies of magic and science who will do anything to harness his power to travel between dimensions. When he sees the evil those forces are capable of, Joey makes the only possible choice: to join an army of his own, an army of versions of himself from different dimensions who all share his amazing power and who are all determined to fight to save the worlds."

Source: http://www.neilgaiman.com/works/Books/InterWorld/



Received this book yesterday, and am already 50 pages into it. :)

I'm hunting down all the Neil Gaiman books I still haven't read, so I bought this from BookDepository. Wasn't sure if it would be entering my permanent collection or continuing it's travels, but after reading about 50 pages last night, I believe this one will be staying on my shelf.

I like Neil Gaiman's books for children, as they tend to be written in a language more flowing. Moreover, there is less gore (not that Gaiman uses THAT MUCH gore in his adult books), but still all the mystery and wonder of magic and oddities which are so characteristic of his style.
 


Journal Entry 2 by wingvedranasterwing at Zagreb: Donji grad (city centre), Zagreb City Croatia on Saturday, January 01, 2011

8 out of 10

A fast paced teen science/magic SF adventure. At times the lingo was just too much for my non-scientific mind, but it did not seriously take away from the plot. Actually, it might have added to it because it made me as perplexed by the new worlds which the main character encounters as it made him perplexed. I enjoyed the book very much, and it is definitely staying on my shelf, though I am considering opening up a bookring. :)

ETA: This is a TEEN book, don't be expecting for-adults Gaiman. *wink wink* 


Journal Entry 3 by wingvedranasterwing at Zagreb: Donji grad (city centre), Zagreb City Croatia on Thursday, January 20, 2011

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Opening an international book ring for this book.   :)

Sign up in the forum, PM me if I miss your post:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/20/450503

Dimensions: 13 x 19 x 1.5 cm (7.6 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches)
Paperback, weight (according to Amazon): 181 grams (6.4 ounces)

Ring rules:
1) Journal the book when you receive it.
2) Place the book at the top of your TBRs (under the rings and rays received before this one).
3) Try to read it within a month, it's an easy and speedy read once you start.
4) If for any reason you get backlogged (work, private life, Mt. TBR...), let us all know of the delay by making a new journal entry.
5) PM the next person on the list for their address when you receive the book so you're ready to ship by the time you finish reading it.
6) Make a controlled release note when sending the book on, preferably using your country and city so that the book can some day maybe be tracked on a map.
7) Have fun and enjoy the book! ;)

Thanks! :)

Participant order may change as people sign up, depending on shipping preferences, which I will try to accommodate but can't guarantee anything - the ring is international so be prepared to ship international if you sign up.

Participants:
KiwiinEngland (Ireland - UK/EU) ... READ
Vekiki (UK - UK) ... READ
abigailann (UK - UK) ... READ
Jonniboi (UK - UK, possibly INTL.) ... READ
blueblack (UK - UK, EU) ... READ ?
hakkalina (Hungary - INTL.) ... READ
katayoun (Tehran - INTL.) ... ASKED TO BE SKIPPED
elidanora (Argentina - international) ... READ
cinnycat (US - US) ... READ
izzy5000 (US - US) ... READ
azuki (US - US/CAN, possibly EU) ... READ ... Thanks for shipping international!!   :)
gaslightq (US -INTL.) ... SKIPPED DUE TO NO RESPONSE
Tsjara (Netherlands - EU, possibly INTL.) ... READ
Libera13 (Portugal - INTL.) ... SKIPPED DUE TO NO RESPONSE
marko167 (Spain - INTL.) ............. CURRENTLY HERE   Feb. 2012
Moriquen (Belgium - INTL.)
lunatum (Finland - INTL.)
mikime (Italy - INTL.)

• Then back to vedranaster (Croatia)


This bookring is listed at The Bookring Directory :)

 


Journal Entry 4 by wingvedranasterwing at Zagreb, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Croatia on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Released 6 yrs ago (1/28/2011 UTC) at Zagreb, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Croatia

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In the hands of the Post Office.

On it's way to KiwiinEngland, the first reader in the bookring.
Enjoy! :)

 


Journal Entry 5 by kiwiinengland at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Safely arrived, with some bookcrossing stickers! Thanks very much for sending this out to be read vedranaster. 


Journal Entry 6 by kiwiinengland at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Friday, February 04, 2011

This book has not been rated.

I've pm'ed Vekiki and have her address ready to post on. I've got another bookring to send to her at the same time, which is a brilliant coincidence as it'll save on postage :)

I've almost finished, will write a review once I've completed the book. 


Journal Entry 7 by kiwiinengland at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, February 07, 2011

8 out of 10

I enjoyed the pseudo science of this book, and was really intrigued when Joey starting going between different variations of earth/his life.

The second half of the book where it turned into a big battle held my interest less, but I'm sure the target audience of teenage boys would have enjoyed it.

If you like this book I really recommend you read "The Halfmen of O" by Maurice Gee.  


Journal Entry 8 by kiwiinengland at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Thursday, February 10, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (2/12/2011 UTC) at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom

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Sending on to Vekiki to keep the ring going, along with another Neil Gaiman book and some tea to enjoy while reading these books (or to enjoy while doing anything else actually). 


Journal Entry 9 by wingVekikiwing at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Recieved today - in a marvelous bag of Gaimen joy and teabags :) happy Vikki. thankyou 


Journal Entry 10 by wingVekikiwing at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, February 27, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Released 6 yrs ago (2/27/2011 UTC) at London, Greater London United Kingdom

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Hmmm... not Gaimen's best. An interesting story idea, but not very well executed, and pop-up book charecters.
Still, thankyou for sharing - i did love Hue (i want one!) so worth reading for him if nothing else

Popped in the post for the next reader  


Journal Entry 11 by abigailann at Abingdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 02, 2011

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Just arrived- will add to TBR pile. I have one ring waiting already after my current book, but should be able to finish in the next few weeks 


Journal Entry 12 by abigailann at Abingdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, March 17, 2011

4 out of 10


This book really intrigued me because of its focus on parallel worlds, something which has interested me for a long time. Unfortunately, this weren't explained enough for my own liking. There were major differences between some of the worlds featured, but they didn't always seem logical. I found myself hoping throughout the first half of the book that the story would become more gripping. There were times throughout the second-half when the story gained interest and I began to really enjoy it. I particularly liked the character of Joey and the way he related to those from other dimensions, as well as the explanations of travel through dimensions. However, this interest was not consistant enough for me.
This may be a good story for children, but I'm afraid that- as an adult- there wasn't enough consistant depth to interest me.

PMing the next person now 


Journal Entry 13 by abigailann at a Bookcrosser, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Released 6 yrs ago (3/21/2011 UTC) at a Bookcrosser, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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Sent on its way with 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' for company 


Journal Entry 14 by Jonniboi at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

This book has not been rated.

with me now :) This is another Neil Gaiman book, that's on my wishlist, can't wait to read this, got a few bookrings/rays infront but I'll get to it as soon as I can! 


Journal Entry 15 by Jonniboi at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, April 01, 2011

9 out of 10

I really did enjoy this, although I did find it slow. It seemed very much similar to a lot of different books, which might have been the reason why it took me so long as I felt I'd already read it.

This book explored lots of things and as the action got more intensed I fully enjoyed it and noticed my reading pace picking up, I definitely enjoy Neil Gaiman books, and I so hope that I'll be reading more books of his in the future!

Will send this out on Wednesday, hopefully. 


Journal Entry 16 by Jonniboi at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (4/21/2011 UTC) at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Sent this book off, it's now in the post!

Forgot to Journal it sorry! 


Journal Entry 17 by blueblack at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Saturday, April 30, 2011

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This has arrived safely, thank you! 


Journal Entry 18 by winghakkalinawing at Budapest, Pest Hungary on Wednesday, June 08, 2011

9 out of 10

Good morning everyone! The book arrived in good sound to Budapest! I don't know why, but somehow in my mind I thought it would a cartoon, maybe its cover made this trick with, well, yes, I was surprised when I opened it.. :)). Thank you, blueblack for posting this to me, and thank you vedranaster for sharing it with us!

2011.07.02.
Wow! I enjoyed it so much!! I had no any idea about this story, but it turned out a great read, I was thrilled via reading, and I finished it within one evening, since I couldn't go to sleep withoiut not knowing its end... Thank you for sharing this book with me!

2011.07.03.
Katayoun wants to be skipped, so I PM-ed the next in the line.
2011.07.07.
I have elidanora's addy, I will mail this book next week.
2011.07.13.
The book is still with me, the Hot Weather and the continuous mass at the post office makes me weak to queue, but as soon as I reach the clerk, I will mail it with priority.
 


Journal Entry 19 by winghakkalinawing at Budapest, Pest Hungary on Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (7/13/2011 UTC) at Budapest, Pest Hungary

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It is time to go on... The book is travelling to its next reader!  


Journal Entry 20 by elidanora at Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina on Friday, July 22, 2011

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Great!! I just received it so I´ll be reading ASAP.
I realized that the book travelled really fast: Thanks post office and air mail!


Thank you for Sharing!!  


Journal Entry 21 by elidanora at Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina on Wednesday, August 10, 2011

This book has not been rated.

I liked the book, the characters were all lovables specially Hue.


I´ll contact the next in line and send it as soon as possible.
Thank for Sharing!!
 


Journal Entry 22 by elidanora at Correo Argentino, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina on Thursday, August 25, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Released 6 yrs ago (8/23/2011 UTC) at Correo Argentino, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina

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This book is traveling right to its next reader.
Thanks for Sharing!!

Reference: Correo Argentino RR 64044613 AR 


Journal Entry 23 by BookBirds at Central Square, New York USA on Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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This JUST got here. Thanks vedranaster for sharing and elidanora for sending! I'm currently reading another book ray/ring so it will go on the shelf until I can get to it next. I've been meaning to read all of Neil Gaiman's books so thank you!  


Journal Entry 24 by BookBirds at Central Square, New York USA on Friday, October 14, 2011

7 out of 10

This wasn't bad. I thought it would be worse, mainly because I remember a review that was horrible for it. It's a teen book though, so it goes fast. I really wish there had been a bit more detail to it. There were so many characters, they really needed more pages to become those characters. That is what the cover image depicts - the team of six "Joey Harkers". So really the only bad thing was not enough detail! I love the Neverwhere characters more though. (That's the Marquis de Carabas as my profile picture.)

Reading other journal entries, I find it interesting that I wasn't the only person who had other book rings/rays to read before this one! It seems the rings/rays always show up at the same time, even if you've only signed up for a few of them.

I already have Izzy5000's address. Should be sending in the next couple of weeks... 


Journal Entry 25 by BookBirds at Central Square, New York USA on Thursday, October 20, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (10/19/2011 UTC) at Central Square, New York USA

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Sent to Izzy5000 today! thanks again for sharing! 


Journal Entry 26 by Izzy5000 at Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Thanks! I'll be sure to read and pass on! 


Journal Entry 27 by Izzy5000 at Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Wednesday, November 02, 2011

6 out of 10

This book was alright, I think I would have liked it better ten years ago or so. Neil Gaiman gets brownie points for my personal favorite line, "It was like a light show and a fireworks show and the destruction of Sauron's tower..." (204) What a great Lord of the Rings reference. That line just made the book.

I'll get the next address and hopefully have this out by the end of next week at the latest.  


Journal Entry 28 by Izzy5000 at Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Tuesday, November 08, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (11/7/2011 UTC) at Fort Collins, Colorado USA

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Sending to Azuki! Enjoy :) 


Journal Entry 29 by wingazukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Book has arrived. Thanks.
It's now super busy at work and w holidays coming up, I am a bit slower in my reading. Some days gone by without a chance to read, which is unusual for me. I will try my best to move it out soon but there is another ring ahead of this. Not to scare you guys - the ring won't get stalled - but this stay may be slightly longer. 


Journal Entry 30 by wingazukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Sunday, December 18, 2011

8 out of 10

I did manage to read it within a month, I'm happy to report. : )

Also glad to say that I enjoy the story, especially as I wasn't too impressed with the last few Gaiman books I read. A lot of interesting concepts and characters, and plenty of potential to flesh out the story. Thanks so much, Vedranaster, for sharing this.

I pm'ed gaslightq a few days ago and will try to contact him/her again.

12/26 ETA: Never heard back from gaslightq, but I got in touch w Tsjara. This will be going out to her. 


Journal Entry 31 by wingTsjarawing at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, January 12, 2012

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The book is here. Thank you very much Azuki (and for the extra wishlist book and goodies you included)! I have one other ring in front, which I've just started reading.. so I hope to get to this one in a little while. Looking forward to another Neil Gaiman story. :) Thanks for sharing the book Vedranaster!
 


Journal Entry 32 by wingTsjarawing at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, January 29, 2012

8 out of 10

I really enjoyed this story actually, fast paced, lots of action, and some funny bits. And Joey Harker is a very likeable character. Quite strange actually that all the people at the Base Town are all differrent Joey Harkers from different dimensions. And when the story ended, it left me wanting for a bit more (and still wondering what Frostnight was). Oh and Hue is very cute. :)


I have PMed Libera13 a couple times, but no reply yet (she doesn't seem active anymore?), will wait a bit longer.
Update 5 Feb.: Skipping Libera13 (no reply). PMed Marko167 several days ago, no reply yet. Will send another one.
Update 7 Feb: Received Marko167's address, will mail the book this week. :) 


Journal Entry 33 by wingTsjarawing at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, February 09, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (2/9/2012 UTC) at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands

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Book is now travelling from snowy Netherlands to (sunny?) Spain. :)
Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 34 by marko167 at Sant Pere de Ribes, Barcelona Spain on Thursday, February 16, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Arrived safe and sound. Have a couple of rings before it but will read ASAP. 


Journal Entry 35 by wingvedranasterwing at Zagreb, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, March 05, 2017

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Well, 7 years after sending this little book out as a ring, and 5 years after it was last logged, I am finally giving up hope of it ever finishing its journey and returning back home, as it seems to have become permanently stalled.
Hopefully, it's on a shelf somewhere, or finding new readers. 


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