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Rumo and His Miraculous Adventures (2004)

by Walter Moers

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Series: Zamonia (3)

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This one was more of a struggle to get through than Moers' Dreaming Books or Captain Bluebear. I really liked the story and Moers' imagination is just amazing. However, this one was more dark and not for the faint of heart. The themes found in all of Moers books still shine through despite being more dark. ( )
  AR_bookbird | Jan 24, 2016 |
unlike Captain Bluebear, Rumo is a dark adventure, lightly written but full of underlying heavy emotion and story elements not for the faint of heart. it is also not a series of episodes or interludes in one life created to highlight the world of Zamonia, Rumo follows Rumo, for the mostpart, and his journey. a couple of sideroads are taken with other characters but they merely flesh out the periphery of Rumo's central story.

we get to see a harsh warrior's perspective on Zamonia complete with a trip to Hel in the Netherworld. there are several parts that are downright nightmarish. and yet, i think that younger children could still read and enjoy this without too much trouble. i firmly believe that fairy tales- genuine ones not Disney-esque pablum -contain elements of terror because they are supposed to touch our deepest places and make us squirm until it makes us cheer.

the sheer amount of detailed imagination that Herr Moers has is astounding and well worth wandering about in his Zamonia. this is what modern mythology looks like. ( )
  keebrook | Mar 10, 2015 |
Great book. I knew this was a 5 star book for two reasons. Firstly it was one of those did not want it to end moments, I could have kept in going, the adventures and story lines were so varied and interesting. Secondly, I have read a lot of Pratchett and I can safely say that yes there are similarities in style but this is a whole lot more than Pratchett. While Terry's jokes can often feel laboured and overdone, moer's writing flows more naturally. He is simply a wonderful storyteller. Fantastic! ( )
  polarbear123 | Aug 30, 2014 |
More smashing good fun from the mystical land of Zamonia. ( )
  twosheds | Feb 26, 2014 |
After loving Bluebear, Z wanted to read Rumo. I ended up editing out large portions of the first book in it because of it's hardcore graphic violence. It took a turn for the better only to have graphic torture scenes pop up about 450 pages in. After reading a few pages, Z started having a hard time falling asleep because he was scared. It's on a shelf for the foreseeable future.
  beckydj | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Walter Moersprimary authorall editionscalculated
Brownjohn, JohnTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rijsewijk, Erica vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Rumo, the Wolperting, is on his way to becoming a hero, but he must have the adventures, first.

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