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Philip Reeve

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Philip Reeve was born in Brighton, England, and worked in a bookshop for many years before breaking out and becoming the illustrator of children's book He has also produced and directed several no-budget theater productions, and cowrote a musical, The Ministry of Biscuits. Mr. Reeve and his wife vis mere and son now live in a hamlet high above the moorland in Devon, England vis mindre


Værker af Philip Reeve

Nøglen til Medusa (2001) 3,646 eksemplarer
Predator's Gold (2003) 1,566 eksemplarer
Infernal Devices (2005) 1,303 eksemplarer
A Darkling Plain (2006) 1,160 eksemplarer
Fever Crumb (2009) 1,114 eksemplarer
Here Lies Arthur (2008) 623 eksemplarer
A Web of Air (2010) 502 eksemplarer
No Such Thing As Dragons (2009) 369 eksemplarer
Scrivener's Moon (2011) 356 eksemplarer
Railhead (2015) 277 eksemplarer
Pugs of the Frozen North (1600) 175 eksemplarer
Oliver and the Seawigs (2013) 138 eksemplarer
Black Light Express (2016) 112 eksemplarer
Goblins (2012) 110 eksemplarer
Cakes in Space (1843) 96 eksemplarer
The Roots of Evil (2013) 64 eksemplarer
Horatio Nelson and his Victory (2003) 63 eksemplarer
Station Zero (2018) 51 eksemplarer
Mortal Engines 8 Book Collection (2018) 30 eksemplarer
Goblins vs Dwarves (2013) 23 eksemplarer
Buster Bayliss: Day of the Hamster (2002) 20 eksemplarer
Buster Bayliss: The Big Freeze (2002) 18 eksemplarer
Goblin Quest (2014) 17 eksemplarer
Buster Bayliss: Custardfinger (2003) 14 eksemplarer
Jinks and O'Hare Funfair Repair (2016) 13 eksemplarer
Kevin and the biscuit bandit (2020) 9 eksemplarer
Traction City (2011) 7 eksemplarer
Pug-a-Doodle-Do! (2017) 3 eksemplarer
De vandrande std̃erna (2018) 2 eksemplarer
Kevin vs the Unicorns (2021) 2 eksemplarer
Adventuremice: Otter Chaos (2023) 2 eksemplarer
F©œrr©Þdarens guld (2018) 1 eksemplar
Goblini 1 eksemplar
Pekelné vynálezy (2019) 1 eksemplar
Pomsta jednooké letkyně (2019) 1 eksemplar
The Traction Codex 1 eksemplar
Bolos no Espaço 1 eksemplar
Duendes 1 eksemplar
L'Hôtel étrange (2008) 1 eksemplar
Smrtonosni strojevi (2006) 1 eksemplar
End of the Road (2013) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Morderisk matematik (1997) — Illustrator — 296 eksemplarer
Doctor Who: 12 Doctors, 12 Stories (2014) — Bidragyder — 270 eksemplarer
Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories (2014) — Bidragyder — 270 eksemplarer
Desperate Measures (2000) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver194 eksemplarer
Vicious Circles and Other Savage Shapes (2002) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver167 eksemplarer
Numbers, the Key to the Universe (2002) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver165 eksemplarer
Rowdy Revolutions (1999) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver158 eksemplarer
Albert Einstein and His Inflatable Universe (2001) — Illustrator — 141 eksemplarer
Mary Queen of Scots and Her Hopeless Husbands (2001) — Illustrator — 102 eksemplarer
Professor Fiendish's Book of Diabolical Brain-benders (2002) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver52 eksemplarer
Doctor Who: 13 Doctors, 13 Stories (2019) — Bidragyder — 50 eksemplarer
Urgum the Axeman (2006) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver40 eksemplarer
Haunted: Ghost Stories to Chill Your Blood (2011) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
The End of the Road: An Anthology of Original Fiction (2013) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
The secrets of science (Spark Files Flip Quiz) (2000) — Illustrator — 5 eksemplarer
Dog Run (1999) — Illustrator — 4 eksemplarer
BSFA Awards 2021: Awards Booklet (2022) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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Brighton, Sussex, England, UK
Dartmoor, Devon, England, UK
Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology
Brighton Polytechnic
bookstore clerk
science fiction writer
Kort biografi
Philip Reeve (born 28 February 1966) is a British author and illustrator of children's books, primarily known for the 2001 book Mortal Engines and its sequels. His 2007 novel, Here Lies Arthur, based on the legendary King Arthur, won the Carnegie Medal, which sets out to choose the year's best children's book published in the UK.

Born on 28 February 1966 in Brighton, Reeve studied illustration, first at Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology (CCAT – now Anglia Ruskin University), where he contributed a comic strip to the Student Union magazine, and later at Brighton Polytechnic (now the University of Brighton). Before becoming an illustrator he worked at a bookshop in Brighton for several years. During his student years and for a few years afterwards he wrote for and performed in comedy sketch shows with a variety of collaborators under various group names, among them The Charles Atlas Sisters. He lives on Dartmoor with his wife Sarah and their son Sam.

With Brian Mitchell, Reeve is the author of a 1998 dystopian comic musical,The Ministry of Biscuits. "Stop! Think before you eat that biscuit! Is it in any way fancy? If so, then you are a criminal! In Post-War London, The Ministry of Biscuits casts its sinister shadow over every tea-time and elevenses in the land. Established to 'control biscuits, and to control the idea of biscuits', it prohibits decadent sweetmeats, such as the Gypsy Cream." This was performed at the Pavilion Theatre, Brighton, the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, and the 1999 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It underwent a revival in 2005 at the Sallis Benney, Brighton, and began playing at Brighton's Lantern Theatre in November 2017. It has also toured to various other locations throughout the United Kingdom.



I really wish this had been better. "Mortal Engines" is one of my favorite sci-fi books, and even the sequel was pretty dang good! But this one just...lacks. In a lot of places.
Reeve's writing itself is still super readable and interesting, a lovely blend of storytelling-like narration and vivid descriptions. I love the cities and towns he creates! The world of Mortal Engines is easy to get lost in, and he has managed to keep things feeling fresh throughout three books.
I also really enjoyed the time jump and getting to know Wren. I was a bit hesitant when I saw that this book was 17 years after the events of "Predator's Gold" but Reeve transitioned to this story almost seamlessly. Wren, while a tad underdeveloped, is an interesting character and I liked the generational leap.

Unfortunately, the plot itself wasn't very good. It felt a bit rehashed, like the first book with a bunch of bits and pieces rearranged and a new setting. I also have to admit that I'm 100% DONE with Pennyroyal's reoccurring appearance. He's predictable. He's blustering. He was fine originally, but I wish we could have gotten much less of him. I don't usually mind reoccurring characters, like Shrike, but because Pennyroyal is so predictable it makes the book that way, too.

One of the biggest problems with this book is Hester's characterization. The whole book she is angry, violent, childish, and lacked any sort of development. She seems almost jealous of Wren, and says several times that she wishes Wren would have never been born or that she is glad Wren got kidnapped. I would have thought that all those years in Anchorage would have given Tom and Hester time to get to know each other even more and communicate with each other, but apparently Hester hated it there the whole time and just never said anything to Tom even after all they've been through together. :/ Everything with Hester was just disappointing in this novel.

All in all, "Infernal Devices" was fine. I liked bits of it, disliked other bits. I'm still going to read the final book because I really am invested in the series, but I'm realllllyyy hoping the last book has more of the dynamic, action-packed wonders and fun of the first couple books, with way less murderous Hester.
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deborahee | 19 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
“You aren’t a hero, and I’m not beautiful, and we probably won’t live happily ever after,” she said. “But we’re alive, and together, and we’re going to be all right.”
😭😭❤️ Oh. My. Gosh. I was NOT expecting to love this book as much as I did. I’ll have a full review on my blog this week, but for now I’ll just say this is going to be a series I eat up faster than a hungry traction city. 😉
deborahee | 122 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
A wonderful romp of a finale to this series! It was not quite what I expected, but I very pleased with how things wrapped up for everyone. This book had a lot of the same adventurous, globe-trotting feels that the first book had, plus a few things came veryyyy full-circle, which was nice to see play out. I'm going to miss this word of airships and Stalkers and adventures...
deborahee | 32 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
This is my own personal opinion, not a fact.

If you plan to read this book, do not watch the movie first! I watched the movie first and absolutely loved it, but when I started the book I noticed all the differences, as it usually happens. That's not to say that the book is bad or the movie isn't any less amazing.

I don't prefer one over the other, I thought they were both brilliant (though the movie has a slightly happier ending, mind you).

It feels like it's two different stories that take place in the same world, like two different realities running parallel to one another.

One more thing I will say: the book paints Valentine out to be more human than the movie does, so you'll probably have mixed feelings about him if you do both.

When I started the book, I was thinking it was a solid three stars, but the book didn't disappoint and bumped itself up to four!
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AnnoyingTiger888 | 122 andre anmeldelser | Feb 20, 2024 |



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