It's in the vein of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" in that it's not one long story, but a bunch of short stories linked by the main character. Very enjoyable, but it does run a bit long in some areas.
Julia P. reviewed The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear on
This is one of the funniest books I've ever read. It's silly in a Monty Python kind of way and Well worth a read. I found it at our local library during a random picking books off the shelves visit. It was a donated copy that had been purchased in England- the price tag was still on it.
It really comes off as a children's book with a high vocabulary. It was funny and enjoyable and I mostly loved it. I think I have a few friends who might like this - though it is a little long. The illustrations actually add to it, too, surprisingly. All in all, a delightful book!
A true delight, fully enjoyed by my 8 and 11 year old sons. I read out loud, impressed by the humor (some only adults will "get"), adventure (kept my boys thrilled), artwork, and vocabulary. We all give it 5 stars and plan to pick up another of the author's books tomorrow.