Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures
Rumo is a little Wolperting - a domesticated creature somewhere between a deer and a dog - who will one day become the greatest hero in the ...more
It just makes it a better reading e…moreIt'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)
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 ...more
THEM: “How is the girl book cave treating you Solly?”
ME: “Not a cave built for two friend, move along.”
Sounds perfect to me.
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Rumo the wonder pup is a Wolperting but it took him a while to learn this fact because like my favorite Bluebear from anothe ...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
I'm a bit sad to say that the book didn't live up to the four star rating, the high ...more
The b/w ill are what make this book extra special a Ghotic dark mad adventure access life death & hahahaha
The Overworld the Underworld lost world every world this mystery of the Dog like the ugaly duck story but in a crazy fun Adult way onld disspoment is that other books in the series have not been Translated into English
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, this wo ...more
The illustrations made by the author are great to better understand his visions. I enjoyed them a lot.
There are a little too much figh ...more
The book is broken down into two parts:The Overworld and the Underworld. I personally enj ...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 love Walter Moers' quirky humour, and the way he lets the book medium help him tell a story and set an atmosphere. Rumo was a lot darker than the two other books, and it seemed like Walter Moers tried ...more
The pacing is just perfect. Thats a big word to throw around but I honestly mean it. I had to read the last 150 in one go because it was just so incredibly thrilling and outright epic. So much was happening and nothing felt like it was coming out of nowhere because Moers manages to establish so much early in the book. Back then those where things you thought where just a little bit flavor to give the world more depth. But so much becomes relevant again and you remember ...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
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
Rumo is a Wolperting who discovers his abilities to be more than just pet just in time to be captured with his adopted family by the Demonocles and taken to Roaming Rock in anticipation of being dinner for them. Under the coaching of Volzotan Smyke (first seen in "Bluebear") he is brought to his potential to fight the Demonocles and free himself and his fellow captives.
He is then free to follow his Silver Thread which takes him to the city of Wolpert ...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
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
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. ...more
I can not believe how one person is able to create such great worlds in his mind, I love every single character in this book.
I love Rumo, Rolf, Rala, I love Smaik, Gaunab, I love Uschan de Lucca, and most of all, I love Walter Moers - thank you, you are one hell of a hero <3
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