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13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear

The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear - Walter Moers, John Brownjohn Third abandoned book of 2011!I didn't quite make it through the first 200 pages before throwing in the towel. Though Bluebear has some unusual experiences (Moer has an excellent imagination, I admit) he seems only to be buffeted along by other actors' whims; the protagonist observer. Our narrator has only to say 'this happened to me, this happened to me, and this happened to me.' Never 'I did this' or 'I responded thus.' And so it became monotonous.I own to checking in on some other reviews to help me to decide whether to continue. None would inform me that some narrative arc would soon develop. A lot of charm in this book that could have used a strong editor to put it on the right path.