The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear

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A delightfully illustrated cult novel, literary satire and epic adventure.

'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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"A yarn of drollery, deeper meaning and sheer lunacy" ( Rolling Stone)

"Sheer craziness" ( Daily Telegraph)

"The most entertaining book in years" ( Frankfurter Allemeine Zt)

"Moers' creative mind is like J. K. Rowling on ecstasy" ( Detroit News)

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'Marvellously fantastical' - Sunday Express

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Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 240 x 168 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A delightfully illustrated cult novel, literary satire and epic adventure. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099285328

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Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: New. 2001. New Ed. Paperback. Unlike cats, bluebears have 27 lives, which can be very handy when one considers the manner in which the hero of this story repeatedly manages to avoid death only by a paw's breadth. The story describes Captain Bluebear's first 13 and a half lives. Num Pages: 704 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 241 x 167 x 49. Weight in Grams: 1022. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099285328

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Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 240 x 168 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A delightfully illustrated cult novel, literary satire and epic adventure. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099285328

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