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Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures by Walter Moers
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Apr 21, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy

I picked up this book due to its goofy cover and claim that it was a grown up Phantom Tollbooth among other books and writers I enjoyed as a kid (Douglas Adams, Shel Silverstein, The Princess Bride, etc). After reading it, I have absolutely no idea what age group it is aimed at but it definitely is reminiscent of all of those things.

It starts off great but starts to bog down around page 100-150 and I figured it was just that the charm of its bizarre world and writer had worn off, but instead found that it was just laboriously setting things up for a slow 150ish pages before everything came together for the last 400. Especially the last 100-150, which were fantastic.

I will definitely return to Zamonia in the future.

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