Gurdjieff G.I. : Beelzebub'S Tales to His Grandson(Pbk)

Gurdjieff G.I. : Beelzebub'S Tales to His Grandson(Pbk)

3.55 (259 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$15.98

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

Robert wakes up naked and alone in a thick jungle. The last thing he remembers is being in a plane with his family, but there is no sign of a crash or survivors. Then he discovers the shocking truth--he is in the park near his house, but his familiar world has been transformed into an alien landscape. When he finds others in the same position, he enlists their help in getting back home. But the journey is more perilous than Robert could ever imagine.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 109.22 x 162.56 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • United States
  • English
  • 0525473505
  • 9780525473503

Review Text

Creative, mysterious fantasy bookends a woodland survival story in this provocative series opener. On an airplane with his family, Robert looks in a mirror, sees a tiny version of himself reflected in his eye, feels a hard crash, and wakes up naked in a forest. Scrabbling for food, water, and warmth, he tries to follow someone who's shared furs and fruit, but he's attacked by a mammoth bird and brought to a gargantuan tree-from where he can see his house across the park. Stunner: it turns out the tree is normal-sized, while Robert has somehow become minuscule. He joins the tiny others in their struggle to survive the enormous woods but finally decides to try crossing the park to see his family. The trek is heart-stoppingly dangerous. Shocking final events and the fact that the deadly serious questions aren't answered (why do people shrink? what's going on?) will leave readers breathless for the next installment. (Fantasy. 10-14) (Kirkus Reviews)show more

Rating details

259 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 25% (64)
4 28% (73)
3 31% (79)
2 11% (29)
1 5% (14)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X