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The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
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Jun 05, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: geek-philosophy, fantasy, xenofiction
Read in June, 2010

I finished this about two days ago and I just feel in a heap trying to figure out what I'll read next. This is a massive epic, and if you can't finish Brave Story by Miyuki Miyabe I don't expect you to be able to finish this one - this book takes more commitment than a relationship with Rick Astley - he's never gonna give you up, and neither should you on this book.

It's about a Bluebear who is a Foundling on the high seas, and the many adventures he has. It's like Hitchhiker's Guide crossed with Tolkien and rememberances of Winnie the Pooh (who said Pooh's darker side of subtext couldn't be explored?).

Recommended for adults - this probably isn't a children's or YA book in the least. It's an epic that will swallow up your weekend like a Maelstrom.

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