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Oraşul gunoaielor

(The Iremonger Trilogy #2)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  748 ratings  ·  97 reviews
Foulsham, unul dintre cele mai mari depozite de gunoi ale Londrei, s-a umplut atît de mult, încît zidurile sale s-au prăbuşit, lăsînd mizeria să se reverse peste oraşul din care a fost adusă. În acest timp, Umbitt Iremonger, mînat de ura faţă de locuitorii Londrei, născoceşte o cale prin care obiectele de zi cu zi iau forma oamenilor, iar oamenii – forma obiectelor. Arunca ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 2018 by Polirom (first published August 2014)
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Jennifer Wheeler
This series continues to be gloriously, and delightfully strange. After finishing the second book, I tend to think it an injustice to classify this series as being meant for a Middle Grade audience. Certainly, a middle grader would be able to read it, but it’s so well written, with a wonderfully “classic” style, that an adult wouldn’t find it too immature. I’m immensely happy to have been gifted the first and second book by one on my best friends, else wise I might not have discovered it. Now on ...more
Edward Carey is the King of strange.

I love his stories. His sentences are purely absurd and fun!

I will definitely tune in to the rest of the story in Iremonger #3.
Apr 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020, fantasy
What a joy it is to read these book!
I am so happy to have picked the first 2 books out of a whim, because the cover intrigued me.
Just now finished the second book in the Iremonger-series, following Lucy and Clod, once again, in their quest to find each other in the world of Heaps.

The writing is something I love the most. It's somewhat old English, but still very understandable. I enjoy how Carey puts the thoughts and feelings of Lucy and Clod on paper. Even though it's fantasy, it feels real so
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Expands the world much more than the first one...and what a strange fantastical world it is! And no plodding along in this book as it did a bit in the first. It is full of adventure and is quite tense at times. I love this series!
Emilie de Saint Martin
4,5/5 stars
I've been really enjoying this series. When I started reading this second book, I had little remembrance of what happened in the first one but I was able to get into the story again fairly quickly. In the back I've seen Edward Carey's style compared to Roal Dahl mixed with Tim Burton and I really agree with that statement. His characters in particular I really enjoy because they are so different from what we're used to seeing. The concept of the story is still as compelling and the wr
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still loving this series. very like gormenghast, but with a social justice theme. in this volume, the setting is foulsham (formerly filching), which is a section walled off from london - heap house is located at a distance and then foulsham is the city. so, a sort of coming of age scenario where we saw clod and lucy in heap house, his ancestral home. we saw the iremongers largely from clod's viewpoint as a family member - there was much about his life that was harsh - arranged marriages, bullyin ...more
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
2nd book in one of the strangest, weirdest but most entertaining trilogies I've read in a while. Its all about a family that manages the "Heaps" which is the London wastes, and a strange tie in with people turning into objects and vice versa. Its hard to describe but its rather dreary, foul, and at times gross in the best sense of those words. Yet its also lovely and funny at the same time. The setting is a character in and of itself. Love the strange ways with words the author uses, just a bit ...more
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So gloriously weird. As delightful as getting to pet a small baby animal in the wild.
Feb 05, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
strange, but good. I get the feeling the ' steampunk' people would really really like this. I liked the illustrations, as well ...more
Kyle Wells
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wish-list
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Sarah Rigg
The series is set in an alternate Victorian-era London, where the Iremongers are a family that lives in "The Heaps," a walled off part of the city that is home to London's trash, and all have "birth objects" that come from the heaps. Clod Iremonger can hear the voices of objects and knows something is not as it seems with his family and the surrounding city of Foulsham. In the second book, the servant girl Lucy befriends an odd character from the heaps while Clod determines he needs to be brave ...more
Nick Milinazzo
Set in 1800s England, this work of historical fiction fantasy is the second book in the Iremonger trilogy. The work is brimming with odd happenings: people being turned into everyday objects, an army being created from the breaths of children, and a young man who can hear and control these objects. The novel includes illustrations by the author which helps to emphasize a) his talent, and b) the story's weirdness. Like many sequels, it is fun little piece that helps set the stage for a final conf ...more
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perhaps not quite as captivating as the first, the strange little world created in Heap House expands to the outside town of Foulsham. Once again, the importance of names, our relationship with things, and our tendency to place people in classes based on how many things they have and what they do is explored, while also digging into exploitation, poverty, and greed. Clod is now starts out as a gold coin, so that is unique perspective, and we get to meet Binadit, who may seem simple, but usually ...more
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very entertaining, a good continuation of the first book. Sometimes it gets really weird, but that's what makes this book unique and very unpredictable. I love Clod, he is such a interesting character to read about. The way he talks, the way he thinks it's just so adorable. ...more
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Plot twists, great play on words, beautifully written. I loved the second book. Let's begin the third one. I am really curious to see how it will end.
The only downside is that characters don't grow as much as expected.
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my goodness! The first book didn't blow me away but this one was just fantastic! The pacing needs the twists! The narrative!

I'm sooooo happy I gave it another try! Desperate for the 3rd one now!
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Compulsively readable. These books are sort of a YA take on Gormenghast mixed with Edward Gorey. The characters and setting are extremely vivid.
Carolynn Markey
I'm sorry, this book is just too weird. ...more
Apr 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Utterly disturbing that I must read book 3....
Kimberly Karalius
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: top-favorites
I can’t even. The feels! I gotta find out what happens next!
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Dnf --just too weird
Really the strangest series! Ends on another cliffhanger and I can't wait to read book 3. ...more
Laura N.
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful sequel to Heap House! The main characters are even more endearing, and the action is exciting. Can't wait to read the final book in the trilogy, "Lungdon!" ...more
Emily Saunders
Has a feeling of series of unfortunate events and is just as thrilling and riveting!
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, audio
Just as awesomely bizarre as the first one!
Lynn Schluns
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: summer-2019
2nd book in the trilogy. Easier to read than the first. Quirky fun.
Kevin Zwiefelhofer
Very clever!
Christina Kostock
If I could give 3.5 I would, I love the premise and the style. Just not as good as the last one.
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Edward Carey is a writer and illustrator who was born in North Walsham, Norfolk, England, during an April snowstorm. Like his father and his grandfather, both officers in the Royal Navy, he attended Pangbourne Nautical College, where the closest he came to following his family calling was playing Captain Andy in the school’s production of Showboat. Afterwards he joined the National Youth Theatre a ...more

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