Book Beginnings and Friday 56 – Interworld (Nov 1)

interworld largeThis week I have chosen Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reeves as my choice of book for this week’s Friday meme combo. The reason for choosing this one is that today is the start of Sci-Fi Month and it’s one I would like to read during this month. GoodReads has the following description:

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.

Master storyteller Neil Gaiman and Emmy Award-winning science-fiction writer Michael Reaves team up to create a dazzling tale of magic, science, honor, and the destiny of one very special boy–and all the others like him.

Now for this week’s excerpts:

book beginningsBook Beginnings is hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader, who invites anyone to join in, saying: ‘Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.  Please remember to include the title of the book and the author. Leave a link to your post.  If you don’t have a blog, but want to participate, please leave a comment with your Book Beginning.’

The beginning of Interworld:

Once I got lost in my own house.

Either this person has a very large house or perhaps has a really poor sense of direction. I’m looking forward to reading this one as it has been a while since I read some Neil Gaiman, which is something I need to rectify.

Friday 56The Friday 56 is a book meme hosted by Freda’s Voice and the rules are as follows:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.

It’s that simple.

From page 56 of Interworld:

There was no place to land. We just kept falling.

This doesn’t sound too good. Hopefully it will all turn out for the best. I’ll need to get on with reading this to find out what it’s all about.

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12 thoughts on “Book Beginnings and Friday 56 – Interworld (Nov 1)

  1. Neil Gaiman is always a good choice in my book 😀 He does SF really well but he never leaves behind the characters and their interactions with each other.

    “Once I got lost in my own house.” AHAHHAHAH! What a good way to start a story.

    My Friday56 post.

  2. I don’t read a lot of sci-fi, but maybe I should try to read one this month! Thanks for the idea.

    And thanks for playing along on Book Beginnings!

    • It is a funny beginning and you have to wonder how one can get lost in their own house. Thanks for stopping by and happy reading.

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