The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear
"A bluebear has twenty-seven lives. I shall recount thirteen and a half of them in this book but keep quiet about the rest," says the narrator of Walter Moers’s epic adventure. "What about the Minipirates? What about the Hobgoblins, the Spiderwitch, the Babbling Billows, the Troglotroll, the... show more
"A bluebear has twenty-seven lives. I shall recount thirteen and a half of them in this book but keep quiet about the rest," says the narrator of Walter Moers’s epic adventure. "What about the Minipirates? What about the Hobgoblins, the Spiderwitch, the Babbling Billows, the Troglotroll, the Mountain Maggot…Mine is a tale of mortal danger and eternal love, of hair’s breadth, last-minute escapes." Welcome to the fantastic world of Zamonia, populated by all manner of extraordinary characters. It’s a land of imaginative lunacy and supreme adventure, wicked satire and epic fantasy, all mixed together, turned on its head, and lavishly illustrated by the author. The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear is playful enough for young adult readers, yet as intricate and engaging as any work of literary fiction; it has the plot of a novel and the spontaneity and humor of a vintage comic book. The fast-growing cult of Zamonia will given a boost by the simultaneous release of Overlook’s hardcover of Walter Moers’s new book set in Zamonia, Rumo.
Publish date: August 29th 2006
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Pages no: 704
Edition language: English
Series: Zamonien (#1)
Mit dem Lexikon der erklärungsbedürftigen Wunder, Daseinsformen und Phänomene Zamoniens und Umgebung im Kopf aus einer Nussschale im Meer zu ganz kleinen Piraten, über tränengeile Geister, zu tratschenden Wellen, von einer delikaten Insel zur Rettung in letzter Sekunde hoch in die Luft, zum Schulbes...
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I enjoyed reading The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear in the beginning. However, after making progress with the book, I started to lose interest.The characters are extremely unique to say the least. The world concepts are amazing, but the storytelling is far from good. The book needs a serious cleanup...
I'm doing the Kermie flail because here we have mini pirates.MINI - PIRATES I tell yar! blurb - Captain Bluebear is a bear with blue fur, a creature as unique as thefantastic adventures he undergoes. Unlike cats, which have only ninelives, bluebears have twenty-seven. This is fortunate, because ou...