danielaschulz

Daniela Schulz Schulz itibaren 34492 Villacibio, Palencia, İspanya itibaren 34492 Villacibio, Palencia, İspanya

Okuyucu Daniela Schulz Schulz itibaren 34492 Villacibio, Palencia, İspanya

Daniela Schulz Schulz itibaren 34492 Villacibio, Palencia, İspanya

danielaschulz

World-building takes dedication, and Walter Moers' Zamonia series is an impressive world. Almost every other page of The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear (the first book in the series) describes a new, bizarre creature. The 703 pages are a bit daunting, and it took me several tries to get past the first 60 (I was only 9, though). When I did succeed, I can remember reading the last page and thinking,"Wow!" The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear does what it says on the tin--it follows the first 13 1/2 lives of Bluebear. Each life is like an episode with a new set of circumstances, secondary characters, and outward goals. Two of my favourite lives are: Life Number 11, where Bluebear is trying to find a way through a bollogg's brain (bolloggs have the power to remove their heads and live--this head appears to have been left behind on the edge of the Demerara Desert...) with the help of a 'bad' idea and the hindrance of insanity, and Life Number 2, in which Bluebear tries to fit in with some hobgoblins (panic-loving creatures created when a will-o-the-wisp comes into contact with Zamonia graveyard gas). What works: Although each life is very different, Bluebear has the same inner goal throughout the story--to find a place where he belongs--which helps concrete the plot. The creativity is mind-blowing, and the rich story really gives you an idea of what living in Zamonia would be like. What I would change: There are a lot of details. While these details are absolutely fascinating and mostly important, there are parts where they slowed the story down and made me want to skim ahead to where the action started again. (taken from a larger review on my blog: sonorahillsauthor.wordpress.com )