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Description - The 13.5 Lives Of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers

Within the first 15 pages I was carried away by the sheer craziness of it all.Some Minipirates find a baby bear with blue fur inside a walnut shell floating on the ocean towards a giant whirlpool. They rescue him and teach him about knots and waves, and that a good white lie is often considerably more exciting than the truth. Then, when he outgrows their ship to such an extent that he is in danger of sinking it, they abandon him on an island with a bottle of seaweed juice and a loaf of seaweed bread. Thus Bluebear comes to the end of his first life and embarks on his second. By the end of the book, he has expended exactly half of his 27 lives. Again and again, Moers confounds our expectations as the narrative twists and turns, travels backwards and forwards in time.Part science fiction, part fairy tale, part myth, part epic, the book is a satire on all these genres and so constantly satirises itself.Very amusing' Daily Telegraph

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099285328
ISBN-10: 0099285320
Format: Paperback
(243mm x 163mm x 52mm)
Pages: 704
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Walter Moers

Walter Moers was born in 1957 and is a writer, cartoonist, painter and sculptor. He has refused to be photographed ever since his comic strips The Little Asshole and Adolf were published, the latter leading him to be declared persona non grata by the political right in Germany. He lives in Hamburg.

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