A Wild Ride Through the Night
Using twenty-one drawings from the work of Gustave Dor-, the most successful illustrator of the 19th century, Walter Moers has created a wondrous and utterly delightful tale. In a world between legend and dream, in a time between childhood and adulthood, A Wild Ride Through the Night describes the exhilarating and comic adventures of 12-year-old Gustave, a boy who aspires one day to be a great artist. But before he can achieve this, Gustave must first tackle Mysterious Giants and a Siamese Twins Tornado; he also finds himself encountering the Greatest Monster of All, freeing a maiden from the claws of a dragon, riding through a forest full of ghosts, navigating a Galactic Gully and meeting a dream princess, a talking horse, scantily-clad Amazons and even his own self. Having made a wager with death for nothing less than his life and his soul, he must travel from the earth to the moon and back in a single night.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MillieHennessy - LibraryThing
Before this book, I'd never heard of the artist, Gustave Doré, and now I'm fascinated with his work! I thought the concept of this story was very original - Moers selected some of Doré's illustrations ... Read full review
A WILD RIDE THROUGH THE NIGHTUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
More loopy, goopy modern mythologizing from German fabulist Moers (The City of Dreaming Books, 2007, etc.).Moers's newest confection hinges on a set of illustrations by the renowned French engraver ... Read full review