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A Wild Ride Through the Night

A Wild Ride Through the Night

( German - Wilde Reise durch die Nacht - 2001 )

novel by Walter Moers

translated by John Brownjohn

illustrations of Gustave Doré

Published: Secker & Warburg - hardback - 2003 ( US )
ISBN: 0436220547 / 9780436220548

Vintage - trade paperback - 2004 ( UK )
ISBN: 0099450178 / 9780099450177

Overlook Press - hardback - 2008
ISBN: 1585678732 / 9781585678730

Overlook Press - e-book - 2008
eISBN: 1468307916 / 9781468307917
ASIN: B00E3WHFSQ

Vintage - e-book - 2012
eISBN: 1448138191 / 9781448138197
ASIN: B007IV6PXU

Blackstone Audio - audiobook ( MP3 ) - 2012
ISBN: 1441758097 / 9781441758095

Blackstone Audiobooks - audio ( CD ) - 2012
ISBN: 1441758089 / 9781441758088


synopsis
A novel about Gustave Doré, a young boy who goes on an adventure, defying Death. The story begins with 12-year-old Gustave, captain of the Aventure as he attempts to escape the deadly Siamese Twins Tornado. When the storm finally catches up with his crew, everyone is killed except Gustave, who meets Death, and his crazy sister Dementia. After the wicked siblings play dice for Gustave’s soul, Death gives him six seemingly impossible tasks in order to stay alive. In one night, he must face six giants, rescue a damsel in distress from the clutches of a dragon, make himself conspicuous amidst a forest of evil spirits,encounter the Most Monstrous of all Monsters, and even meet himself.

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