This is a must. One of the strangest, funniest, most fantastical adventures you’ll have for a long time and certainly since reading Clive Barker’s Abarat, Jasper Fforde’s The Eire Affair or maybe even Alice in Wonderland. Rich in character, incident, invention and wit, it is one of the most inventive books out there. Just read it, all 688 pages of pure wonder. It’s just glorious, like a children’s book for grown-ups.
Comparison: Gideon Defoe, Terry Pratchett, Robert Rankin.
Similar this month: None.
Astonishingly inventive, amusing and engrossing, Rumo is a captivating story from the unique imagination of Walter Moers. Rumo is a little Wolperting who will one day become the greatest hero in the history of Zamonia. Armed with Dandelion, his talking sword, he fights his way across Overworld and Netherworld, two very different worlds chock-full of adventures, dangers, and unforgettable characters: including Rala, the beautiful girl Wolperting who cultivates a hazardous relationship with death; General Ticktock, the evil commander of the Copper Killers; Ushan DeLucca, the finest and most weather-sensitive swordsman in Zamonia; Professor Abdullah Nightingale, inventor of the Chest-of-Drawers Oracle; and, worse luck, the deadly Metal Maiden.
Publication date: 03/11/2005
|Publication date:||3rd November 2005|
|Genres:||Fantasy, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Walter Moers was born in 1957 and is a writer, cartoonist, painter and sculptor. He is the creator of the comic strips The Little Asshole and Adolf and the author of the cult bestseller The 13- Lives of Captain Bluebear and A Wild Ride Through The Night. He lives in Hamburg.More About Walter Moers