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Wilde Reise durch die Nacht

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Der junge Gustave möchte unbedingt ein großer Zeichner werden. Aber zuvor muss er in einer einzigen Nacht von der Erde zum Mond und einmal quer durchs Universum reisen, denn er hat eine Wette mit dem Tod abgeschlossen, bei der es um nichts Geringeres als sein Leben und seine Seele geht.

Moers illustrierte Gustaves fantastische Reise anhand von 21 beeindruckenden Bildern aus
Published (first published 2001)
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Jun 10, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure, art, ideas
His ship destroyed by a Siamese Twin Tornado and his crew drowned, a boy named Gustave is forced to accept an impossible-sounding set of challenges from Death as his only chance at survival. But the deck is always stacked in Death's favor, isn't it?

Very fun, clever fantastical wild ride through a surreal landscape of personifications and ideas. I enjoyed Moers writing very much and am looking forward to reading something else of his, although I have a slight concern that he may pall at greater l
This is the second book I've read by German author and artist Walter Moers, the first one being The City of Dreaming Books which I liked for its imaginative and fantastical elements, but which I felt was rather long. So wanting to try another book by the author, but not wanting to invest as much time in it, I gave this one a whirl since it clocks in at 197 pages, many hundreds less than most of his other books. I also wanted to read it because I was curious about the format. It contains 21 repro ...more
Wow. Seriously, wow.

I knew I'd enjoy this going in (cos, c'mon, it's Moers), but I was worried because I knew it didn't include HIS illustrations.

It was stupid of me to worry.

Holy crap, this was fantastic.

It reminds me of when my husband and I were first married and he'd come in to our room to find me half asleep with the lights on and my glasses askew on my face. He'd take my glasses off and turn out the light, but I'd invariably wake up and ask him to sit with me and tell me a story until
Auntie  Terror
Apr 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Kept me entertained and walking for 20+ kilometres today, with a 19-kilo-backpack.
This wasn't quite as fantastically absurd as the Zamonien-novels, but still very entertaining. I have no doubt that Moers-Fans will enjoy the story, especially as it is a recording by Dirk Bach who to me was the perfect voice for Moers' stories.
Tanja Berg
Aug 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, german
A beautifully illustrated book about a young boy who receives six quests to conquer Death. Rather than die immediately that is. As witty as all Moers book, eloquent, thoughtful. The plot leaves no open ends.
Kate Sherrod
Oct 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"I've got no idea what's gone wrong with your dreams of late, but they've definitely been getting wilder."
When your own dear personal psychopomp aka "dream princess" who is also your late great-great-great grandmother tells you this, you know you're in for a weird adventure. Of course, by the time twelve-year-old Gustave Dore meets his ancestress and hears this observation, he's already been on one for a good bit: captaining his own ship and all but losing it to the "Siamese Twin Tornados", meet
Jul 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Als Hörbuch kam es mir noch kürzer vor :O
Aber irgendwie kam es mir auch intensiver vor. Ich liebe es bei Moers, dass man je älter man wird und je öfter man es liest, man immer mehr aus den Werken gewinnen kann. Dieser Umstand ist mir bei "Wilde Reise durch die Nacht" wieder besonders aufgefallen.
Es ist wirklich krass, wie philosophisch das Werk eigentlich ist und dabei ist es trotzdem noch so witzig :D
So viel zu entdecken in so einem kurzen Buch. Ich kann es einfach immer wieder lesen!
Nicht ganz
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had no idea what this was when I picked it up.

Scratch that. I only knew what the blurb said, which was that this is the story of a boy named Gustave who must do 6 impossible tasks in order to cheat death. What the book really is, is a tribute to the artist Gustave Doré. If you're unfamiliar with Walter Moers' work, he illustrates his own books. Except this one. For A Wild Ride Through the Night, Moers used Doré's illustrations and wrote a story around them. And, if you're unfamiliar with Gusta
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very fun book, I can't wait for my boys to be old enough to read it to.
This was very quick to read, but it was still magical. Solid three stars.
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Walter Moers was born in 1957 and is a writer, cartoonist, painter and sculptor. He has refused to be photographed ever since his comic strips The Little Asshole and Adolf were published, the latter leading him to be declared persona non grata by the political right in Germany. Walter Moers lives in Hamburg.
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