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Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures (Zamonien #3)

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From the author of the cult classic The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear comes another fantastical journey into Zamonia. This captivating story from the unique imagination of Walter Moers is astonishingly inventive, amusing and engrossing.
Paperback, 688 pages
Published December 27th 2005 by Vintage Books (first published January 1st 2003)
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Canem It's not necessary but I would recommend it, since characters from previous books will appear in the later ones. :)
It just makes it a better reading…more
It's not necessary but I would recommend it, since characters from previous books will appear in the later ones. :)
It just makes it a better reading experience. Also I think that "The 13 1/2 ..." is the best and funniest book to start with Walter Moers novels. (less)
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Sep 22, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone with a sense of fun
Moers may have become my favorite author. I picked this book up on a whim, off the sale table at Powell's, and it was stunning. I think it's a children's book, but it's the rare children's book that doesn't adjust the language to read at "a sixth-grade reading level" or sanitize any of the violence. This book turned out to be the beautiful love child of J.K. Rowling and Norton Juster, raised by L. Frank Baum and the entire staff DC Comics. Beautifully illustrated, marvelously gory and violent wh ...more
Oh, my what a fun and crazy read this was. If you have a hankering for fantasy, comedy, and awesomely unsettling illustrations, combined in one amazing adventure then you have come to the right place.

Right from the word go we are introduced to a little Wolperting (a dog-like creature) called Rumo (named after the famous Zamonian card game). His content life being looked after by Hackonian Dwarves is thrown into chaos when he and the friends are taken captive by the evil Demonocles. So then begi
Rumo the wonder pup is named after a card game. If I had to choose a card game name for myself I would go with “Solitaire”. Not as catchy of course, but maybe going by a shortened version of the name instead might improve it a little.

THEM: “How is the girl book cave treating you Solly?”

ME: “Not a cave built for two friend, move along.”

Sounds perfect to me.


Rumo the wonder pup is a Wolperting but it took him a while to learn this fact because like my favorite Bluebear from anothe
Nov 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I completely disagree with the Washington Post - Rumo is no mash-up of Rowling/Douglas Adams/Shel Silverstein, nor is it *silly*. Moers is like no one else I've ever read, I think I can safely say that he stands alone in his style of writing. This particular novel has more plotline than previous ones I've read, and yes, it was too long - but it was too much of a *good* thing, which is better than too much of a bad thing. Everyone has got to try reading a Moers book at least once - he is so fabul ...more
Feb 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
We should all have some Wolperting in us. Walter Moers is a magical writer.
Aug 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The one of the great achievements of Rumo is that, despite being a book of epic proportions, never becomes a chore to read. There are many more to choose from: for example, the delightful illustrations by the author spaced throughout, the biazare flights of imagination, the varied and unique characters, and a plot that is strange but never hard to follow.

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
Apr 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh war das toll. Ich habs natürlich geschafft die Bücher komplett achronologisch zu lesen, aber das tut dem Ganzen keinen Abbruch. Bemerkenswert finde ich nicht nur die Fülle an Sub-plots und Geschichten in Geschichten die alle letztlich von Bedeutung sind, sondern auch die Tatsache, dass die unaussprechlichen Grausamkeiten das wohlige Gefühl, dass sich bei mir einstellte, nicht kleinkriegen konnten. Ich war entrüstet, empört, angeekelt und dann kurz darauf entzückt, glücklich und verzaubert.

I picked this book up on a whim from the local used book store. A walking talking wolf thing wielding a dandelion knife possessed by a demon just sounded fun. The blurb stating the book was equal parts J.K. Rowling, Douglas Adams, and Shell Silverstein seemed a little hard to live up to, but it was interesting praise none the less. When I looked on goodreads and saw an average rating of over 4 stars, I was sold.

I'm a bit sad to say that the book didn't live up to the four star rating, the high
Saskia Marijke Niehorster-Cook
I was at once taken in by this great saga of a wolperting dog who is smarter and braver than most inhabitants from his Island Zamonia.

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
Michael Bohli
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Bücher geschenkt zu bekommen ist immer wunderbar, besonders wenn es sich um Romane handelt, die der Schenkende selber sehr mag - und man die Geschichte schon lange lesen wollte. Und obwohl es sich bei "Rumo & die Wunder im Dunkeln" bereits um das dritte Buch im Zamonien-Zyklus von Walter Moers handelt, versteht man die Geschichte auch so wunderbar. Denn was der Autor hier hinzaubert, ist nicht nur wundervoll romantisch, emotional und humorvoll, sondern auch ein in sich abgeschlossenes Werk v ...more
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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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Other Books in the Series

Zamonien (10 books)
  • The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear (Zamonia, #1)
  • Ensel und Krete. Ein Märchen aus Zamonien (Zamonien, #2)
  • The City of Dreaming Books (Zamonia, #4)
  • Der Schrecksenmeister (Zamonien, #5)
  • Zamonien. Entdeckungsreise durch einen phantastischen Kontinent. Von A wie Anagrom Ataf bis Z wie Zamomin
  • Das Labyrinth der Träumenden Bücher (Zamonien, #6)
  • Prinzessin Insomnia & der alptraumfarbene Nachtmahr (Zamonien, #7)
  • Die Insel der Tausend Leuchttürme (Zamonien, #8)
  • Das Schloss der Träumenden Bücher (Zamonien, #9)
“Lest soviel ihr könnt! Lest Straßenschilder und Speisekarten, lest die Anschläge im Bürgermeisteramt, lest von mir aus Schundliteratur - aber lest! Lest! Sonst seid ihr verloren!” 51 likes
“Rumo!" said Rumo.
"That's right!" Smyke exclaimed. "You Rumo, me Smyke."
"You Rumo, me Smyke." Rumo repeated eagerly.
"No, no." Smyke chuckled.”
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