- Paperback: 688 pages
- Publisher: Vintage; New Ed edition (3 Nov. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0099472228
- ISBN-13: 978-0099472223
- Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 4.8 x 23.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 273,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Rumo (Zamonia 2) Paperback – 3 Nov 2005
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"Moers' creative mind is like J. K. Rowling's on Ecstasy" (Detroit Evening News)
"Moers' writing is alluring, to say the least. He writes with as much detail as he draws, and his vivid imagination is matched by his ability to pace a story and create interesting characters" (The State (South Carolina))
"Moers' drawings...are fantastic, in both definitions of the word, but what's truly appealing is the world that he creates in this marvelous tale of adventure and self-discovery... It's less a text and more an imagination on paper" (Philadelphia Inquirer)
"Parodic and sincere, slapstick and heart-tugging by turns, Moers's novel has fresh things to say on the nature of heroism and nobility" (Washington Post)
'Resembles a collaboration between Terry Pratchett and Clive Barker with something of the yarn spinning facility of each' GuardianSee all Product description
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Top Customer Reviews
Just like Bluebear, Rumo is full of wonderful drawings by the author, illustrating the odd fauna of Zamonia, and giving the book a real sense of character.
Captain Bluebear was divided into 14 chapters (Or 13 1/2 to be precise) each representing a life experience. Whereas In Rumo, this sequence is used again but the book can be divided into two main sections; upperworld and netherworld, each boasting an equal number of insane happenings.
Enjoy it while it lasts you lucky people!
If you haven't read Bluebear, you should, but you could read this without it; think Terry Pratchett without the nerdy irony; Tolkein written by Roald Dahl. I read these to my kids for half an hour each night, and we've been spellbound for months.
Younger kids might find it quite strong - some of it is a little gruesome. But there again as Roald Dahl knew, kids love that stuff.
And a word of praise for the translator too; I'm a languages student myself, but unusually I wasn't aware at any point that this was a translation.
If you have yet to read Moers, start with Capt Bluebear but buy this at the same time...then you wont have to wait for the postman.
Rumo is a Wolperting, the product of a romantic trist between an enchanted wolf and an enchanted doe. That's only the start of it! Weirdness ensues with Nocturnomaths, Sharkgrubs, Bluddums, the list of weirdness could go on for ever. Despite this the book always inclues the readers, whisking all along for the ride.
Above all, this is a love story full of daring do and the importance of being true of heart.
But he expands it further in the tightly-written adventure tale "Rumo: And His Miraculous Adventures," the story of a little Wolperting and how he became the greatest warrior in Zamonia. Unlike its predecessor, this story has a solid central storyline about -- what else? -- seeking true love and one's own destiny.
On the day he learned to walk and speak, Wolperting pup Rumo (along with his owners) is kidnapped by evil omnivorous Demonocles. In the Roaming Rock prison, he's taught how to speak and fight by the shark-grub Smyke, who engineers an escape -- using Rumo's newfound fighting abilities to destroy the Demonocles and set everyone free. After some odd adventures, Smyke sends Rumo on his way, to follow the Silver Thread that leads him to his destiny.
Rumo finds his way to a city of Wolpertings, where he learns to fight, work, and falls in love with the beautiful Rala. But after leaving to get a gift for Rala, Rumo discovers that a mysterious black dome has swallowed all the Wolpertings in the city, dragging them down into the Netherworld -- where they are to be used as gladiators for monsters and the horrific Copper Killers. And Rala is in even more danger than the others, unless Rumo, Smyke and a Nocturnomath scientist can save her.
Moers' talent is in writing stories that are meant for adults, but which have the charm, imagination and complete lack of realism that we think of kids' books having. Minocentaurs, Yetis, unicornlets and savage metallic killers are only a few of the weird species that Moers populates Zamonia with -- and those are the ones with only one brain.Read more ›
His wit and humour throughout these books is second to none. even though I'm an adult these books appeal to all ages and the child within us all.
Great illustrations accompant most pages of thesse books adding to the humour.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Arrived in very good condition. My nephew is delighted....and his dad is too! Nice book to read together. Read morePublished on 27 Mar. 2015 by Trueheart
I read Captain Bluebear whilst on holiday last year so decided to take Rumo with me this year and was not disappointed. A great book to get lost in while relaxing. Read morePublished on 21 April 2014 by Stevedill
This book is the best book I have read this year hands down. It is witty and funny and I love the fact that the characters are well developed. Could not put this book downPublished on 4 Aug. 2013 by Miss Tiajna I. Amayo
The story of a Wolperting, a cross between a dog and a deer, this is a very delightful book about a magical world, with great drawings as well. Read morePublished on 6 Jun. 2012 by Shishya
Compared to The City Of Dreaming Books and BlueBear this is a real grind to read. Filled with a lot of gratuitous violence and torture, I really wish I hadn't read it; The wit and... Read morePublished on 21 May 2012 by G. Williams
Bought for Daughter who loves the author, has read a few of his books and was really pleased to receive the book, thoroughly enjoyed it, will buy this author again. Read morePublished on 5 Jun. 2011 by D. J. Giblett
Bought this for my daughter, who read his Blue Bear book and absolutely loved that one. This one not as good tho. Excellent service on the book thoPublished on 11 May 2010 by A. Godbehere