Nov 29, 2012

Still on My Mind: The 13.5 Lives of Captain Bluebear

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Still on my Mind is a meme created by YA-Aholic to feature a book that you read months or even YEARS ago that was so good (or so scary/unique/funny..etc) that it is 'Still on my (your) Mind!'

This week the book that is still on my mind is...


The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear (Zamonia, #1)

The 13.5 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers

Goodreads Synopsis:

Captain Bluebear tells the story of his first 13-1/2 lives spent on the mysterious continent of Zamonia, where intelligence is an infectious disease, water flows uphill, and dangers lie in wait for him around every corner.

"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.

Why this is still on my mind?

This book got very mixed reviews on Goodreads, it was either a hit or a complete miss it seems, but I loved it. Bluebear was an awesome character. I think the downfall for most was the length-- it is over 700 pages. The story was great, broken up into smaller tales so you could read casually or you could read it all together. It was an adventure! and a grand one at that! Fun summer time read if you have the time to put toward it.

What's still on your mind?!


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