Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures (Zamonien #3)
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
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
I'm a bit sad to say that the book didn't live up to the four star rating, the high...more
I like plot driven books. I am always a little afraid of books that involve too much background information and characters that are (or at least seem to be) redundant. Sure Rumo could have a lot shorter. But would it have been the same fun and thrilling ride? Probably not.
The book lives from it's background. Without it the book plot would be something like: "Rumo grows up searches for love and fights for it." I was a...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
The book is broken down into two parts:The Overworld and the Underworld. I personally enj...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
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
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
Bronson Pinchot is a terrific narrator with a fantastic range of vocal characterizations.
The story could have been a serialized cartoon that would have fit nicely as a addition to the Bullwinkle Show. Rumo, the protagonist of the story, is a Wolperting, a sentient horned canid creature, whose adventures begin when the farm he lives on is attacked by giant demo...more
Someone in publishing keeps rehashing the idea that Moers work is a combination of Douglas Adams, Shel Silverstein and JK Rowling and describes every book that way (at least in my copy). While this was somewhat true for Rumo, there was definitely less focus on wit and hilarity and more on an epic odysse...more
This is a really freaking great book, perfect to relieve your brain if you read too many books written by PhDs.
And worth mentioning: it's by a German author. Kudos to the translator.
Do I recommend: Yes, especially if you like young adult fiction like Harry Potter or Chronicles of Narnia. Books that can be read by adults but are for kids.
One word review is: awesome!
My one sentence review is: A fun, whimsical fantasy adventure with great characters and an imaginative world full of surprises.
Synopsis: Rumo is about a wolperting (a wolflike creature that is sentient, can stand on two legs, and has razor sharp reflexes and innate kick-ass...more
Recommended for fans of Douglas Adams, Monty Python, or anyone that enjoys a good fantasy.
Der kleine Wolpertinger Rumo wird von Teufelsfelszyklopen entführt und gefangen genommen. Während seiner Gefangenschaft nimmt ihn Volzotan Smeik unter die Fittiche und so wird in Rumo der Kampfgeist geweckt. Zusammen mit Smeik flieht er und beg...more
Follow Rumo on his quest to find the elusive Silver Thread. His Wolperting senses lead him from one adventure to...more
This exactly what I want in a fantasy novel: everything you expect, along with a whole lot of what you don’t. I feel like most fantasy novels take a single idea and stretch it till it sags; this book is shedding ideas perpetually, almost as if there is a disgust for lingering on something too long. And some ideas (such as the restaurant where you pay to talk to yourself) are so good that it’s agonizing to see them put to rest in fi...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