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Rumo und Die Wunder im Dunkeln (original 2004; edition 2003)

by Walter Moers

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Title:Rumo und Die Wunder im Dunkeln
Authors:Walter Moers
Info:Piper (2003), Gebundene Ausgabe, 693 pages
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Rumo and His Miraculous Adventures by Walter Moers (2004)

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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 |
Another romp though the wilds of Zamonia, Walter Moers' fantastical land of shark grubs and Wolpertings (think big dogs with horns), deranged monarchs, semi-sentient fog banks, and robotic killing machines. Basically your standard quest story, but with a trek through the underworld (to a city called Hel, naturally).

Silly and fun, with lots of tangential stories thrown in along the way for good measure. If you like Moers' style and whacky imagination, I'm sure you'll enjoy this one too. ( )
  JBD1 | Feb 1, 2013 |
Rumo is a young Wolperting (dog-like creature) who starts his adventures on Roaming Rock, and continues them all the way into the Netherworld. It's an epic quest, filled with all the strange and fantastic creatures that are familiar to those who have read other stories set in Zamonia. For those who aren't familiar, it's as good a book to start with as any of Moers' other books.
I loved all the wacky creatures that were introduced in this book, as well as the smaller stories within the larger one. You get a look at many of the other character's lives and adventures, aside from just Rumo. As with any other Moers book, I would highly reccomend this one for anyone who loves wild fantasy and humor. ( )
  MillieHennessy | Aug 29, 2011 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Walter Moersprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brownjohn, JohnTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rijsewijk, Erica vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Stellt euch einen Schrank vor!
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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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