Rumo & Die Wunder im Dunkeln (Zamonien #3)
This is not a bad thing. After all, you could say Moer's lost the advantage of surprise on me, but this is irrelevant because the story of Rumo performs admirably well in holding my fickle attention anyway.
It's essentially a heroic fable set agai...more
And if those introductory words don't put you off, then this might be the book for you.
Unlike the absurdist memoir character of BLUEBEAR, Rumo's story has a more directed arc - one defined by a Silver Thread that only he can see that beckons him to places beyon...more
The reason I say this is because I went to the library one day pressed for time. I am odd with how i look around at books. I really just go to a genre section I like, then find a good title, then if i like the cover+title I scope out a few pages to see how it is written, then I go from there.
This book had me at the cover. I love w...more
"Rumo" is much like its predecessor, "Captain Bluebear", only instead of a collection of tales it focuses on a single one. This would be fantastic... if Rumo himself wasn't such a bland character.
Oh, the writing is fantastic and the story itself really is fresh and original... but the only problem is the lead himself. That is, literally, all that is wrong with thi...more
I'm a bit sad to say that the book didn't live up to the four star rating, the high...more
If a bit more graphically violent than it's first companion book " The first 13 &1/2 lives of Captain Bluebear", the miraculous adventures of this hero begin with his kidnapping as a baby. His unfortunate luck brings him to be a captive on a floating rock inhabited by savage cyclops whose main desire is to eat live beings in gruesome manners. Fortunately, thi...more
Strange is a good way to describe Rumo, but it is a strangeness grounded in both science and in literary savviness. Cliches are subverted with...more
This is the first Walter Moers book that I've read, I'm planning to tackle either Captain Bluebear, or The City of Dreaming Books next. My favorite part of this book is the way its almost split up into sections, so no matter where yo...more
Amazing. Fantastic. Brilliant. Oh why can't I come up with better words.
I loved The City of Dreaming Books and The Alchemaster's Apprentice. But I had problems with The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear. The first two were just brilliant and left me in awe of his ideas, words and overall style of writing. The latter one was kind of too much. At parts it seemed like the story didn't progress. There were at times to many crazy ideas. And this overwhelming feeling le...more
Wacky. Weird. Whimsical. A wonderful cure for chronic insomnia.
I understand that the native language of this book is not English, so I ought to cut some slack, but I am traumatized from the agonizing amount of effort I put in to finish this book. I almost quit after 300 pages, but, by God, I swore I would not let some measly book defeat me! I never give up on a book, unless it is "The Tommyknockers" or "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance".
I almost kept a running tally of redundant words,...more
OMZamonia, after reading Blubear, I had doubts that a Zamonian adventure could rise to the big, furry wayfarer's level of awesome, but Mr. Moers and John Brownjohn has rocked my simple one brain again. Rumo, who plays a small part in The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear, is front and center here, as is his pal Smyke, perhaps my favorite duo since Batman met Robin.
So, in this novel, which is split into 2 parts, we get a cast of characters that tie together like a...more
Not a novelist, not a brilliant literary genius... he is a story teller. His genius is in spinning a yarn and ensuring you are hooked. He may have ADHD, the way keeps changing track and tells stories about each character, each city, each historical event... and through all of it he keeps you hooked.
Rumo, a wolperting- which is a half dog, half deer- and his journey through Zamonia to find Rala, his silver thread... his encounters with the copper killers, his journ...more
Kommentit toiseen osaan: Paikoittain suorastaan raak...more
Recommended for fans of Douglas Adams, Monty Python, or anyone that enjoys a good fantasy.
The story is fantastic, while a little absurd; the characters are all given unique personalities and you gotta love the talking sword named Dandelion. I thought this book was hilarious, light hearted, epic, gruesome, and imaginative all at the same time. The little subplots and historic backg...more
Pur mantenendo alto il livello di creatività che aveva fatto la fortuna de “Le tredici vite e mezzo del capitano Orso Blu”, la trama di questo libro risulta più compatta, meno dispersiva e dai toni più epici (parliamo nientepopodimeno che del primo eroe di Zamonia!). Le scazzottate sono all’ordine del giorno, come pure le risate (nostre) e i rimandi al complesso universo di creature, personaggi e luoghi che avevamo già imparato a conoscere e amare nel libro precedente; il viaggio in Tartaro...more
The book is broken down into two parts:The Overworld and the Underworld. I personally enj...more
Moers can easily compete with Rowling, Dahl and Ende. His drawings are really fun to watch and make it even more memorable.
Something that struck me is that in the 745 pages of th...more
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"That's right!" Smyke exclaimed. "You Rumo, me Smyke."
"You Rumo, me Smyke." Rumo repeated eagerly.
"No, no." Smyke chuckled.”