A Wild Ride Through the Night by Walter Moers

By Walter Moers

A fantastical new comedian experience from the writer of the foreign best–seller, The 131/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear.
In a global among legend and dream, in a time among formative years and maturity, Walter Moers narrates the exhilarating adventures of 12–year–old Gustave, a boy who aspires to be an outstanding artist. yet first, Gustave needs to pit himself opposed to giants and a Siamese dual twister. he'll additionally stumble upon the main gigantic of All Monsters, rescue a stunning damsel from a dragon, traverse a wooded area swarming with evil spirits, navigate a Galactic Gully, and meet a dream princess, a speaking horse, or even his personal self. Having made a guess with dying for not anything under his existence and soul, Gustave needs to go back and forth from the earth to the moon and again in one evening. utilizing drawings from the paintings of Gustave Doré, the main winning illustrator of the nineteenth century, Walter Moers has once more created a wondrous, completely enthralling story.

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Maybe if I had thanked him at some point, I’d be feeling less conflicted now. I thought about it a couple of times, but the opportunity never seemed to present itself. And now it never will. Because we’re going to be thrown into an arena to fight to the death. Exactly how am I supposed to work in a thank-you in there? Somehow it just won’t seem sincere if I’m trying to slit his throat. The mayor finishes the dreary Treaty of Treason and motions for Peeta and me to shake hands. His are as solid and warm as those loaves of bread.

As I enter the dining car, Effie Trinket brushes by me with a cup of black coffee. She’s muttering obscenities under her breath. Haymitch, his face puffy and red from the previous day’s indulgences, is chuckling. Peeta holds a roll and looks somewhat embarrassed. “Sit down! ” says Haymitch, waving me over. The moment I slide into my chair I’m served an enormous platter of food. Eggs, ham, piles of fried potatoes. A tureen of fruit sits in ice to keep it chilled. The basket of rolls they set before me would keep my family going for a week.

It’s okay,” Peeta says to me. ” I can’t help feeling a little grateful since the last thing I want to do is strip down Haymitch, wash the vomit out of his chest hair, and tuck him into bed. Possibly Peeta is trying to make a good impression on him, to be his favorite once the Games be48 gin. But judging by the state he’s in, Haymitch will have no memory of this tomorrow. “All right,” I say. ” There’s any number on the train. Cooking lor us. Waiting on us. Guarding us. Taking care of us is their job.

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