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Borribles

Michael De Larrabeiti

Borribles

by Michael De Larrabeiti

  • 49 Want to read
  • 33 Currently reading

Published by Macmillan in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • London (England)
    • Subjects:
    • Gangs -- Fiction.,
    • Science fiction.,
    • London (England) -- Fiction.

    • About the Edition

      In the unspecified future in London, a war erupts between the Borribles, a gang of creatures who formerly were children, and their arch enemies, the Rumbles.

      Edition Notes

      StatementMichael de Larrabeiti.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ7.D37614 Bo 1978
      The Physical Object
      Pagination239 p. :
      Number of Pages239
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4545024M
      ISBN 100027267008
      LC Control Number77012743

        The first book of Borribles, a Borrible finds a scout Rumble (really big sewer rat) and his tribe elects to seek out the rumbles and disrupt any plans of attack they may have. Think about a tiny Delta Force unit with sling shots and a candy fixation. Gritty and Tough as the Outsiders with a little Peter Pan thrown in, a great read.5/5(5). The Borribles, along with the books that follow it, The Borribles Go For Broke () and Across the Dark Metropolis (), has an uneasy relationship with the literature that came before it. Most critics, if they mention the series at all, will describe it as a parody of Elisabeth Beresford’s Wombles series—it’s hardly subtle either.

      Get this from a library! The Borrible trilogy. [Michael De Larrabeiti] -- Borribles are outcasts and runaways; they are skinny, scruffy, quick-witted, and their ears become pointed as soon as they take to the streets - a sign of their independence and intelligence. The Borribles (The Borrible Trilogy) eBook: De Larrabeiti, Michael: : Kindle Store. Skip to main Try Prime EN Hello. Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Cart. Kindle Store. Go Search Hello Select your address /5(20).

      Get this from a library! The Borribles. [Michael De Larrabeiti] -- In the unspecified future in London, a war erupts between the Borribles, a gang of creatures who formerly were children, and their arch enemies, the Rumbles.   The Borribles are outcasts—but they wouldn't have it any other way. The Borribles Go For Broke. On the Great Rumble Hunt, Chalotte, a Borrible from Whitechapel, very nearly lost her life—and good friends had been left for dead—all because of Pages:


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The Borribles are a cross between the "sinners" in Pinnochio and Peter Pan. They are runaways who cheat, lie, and steal, but they will never turn into adults unless they are captured by an adult and their ears are clipped. The book is pretty violent, with some grisly death scenes that made me wince a little/5.

About the Author Michael de Larrabeiti was brought up in Battersea. He is the author of two more books about the Borribles-- The Borribles Go For Broke and The Borribles: Across the Dark Metropolis --as well as many other books.

He has three grown-up daughters and lives with his wife in Oxfordshire/5(47). The Borribles [Michael De Larrabeiti] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(38).

Paperback This volume contains a trilogy on the Borribles, a tale of several street-wise Peter Pan types, setting out on three very different but related missions across the darker side of London.

A fantasy adventure set against the backdrop of a weirdly different urban landscape/5(19). About Borribles book Author Michael de Larrabeiti was brought up in Battersea.

He is the author of two more books about the Borribles-- The Borribles Go For Broke and The Borribles: Across the Dark Metropolis --as well as many other books. He has three grown-up daughters and lives with his wife in Oxfordshire/5(47).

First published inwhen the Times Educational Supplement called it "Battersea's answer to Watership Down, The Lord of the Rings and The Guns of Navarone", The Borribles tells of a shadowy. Borribles book books detail the lives of the Borribles, a race of elfin, pointy-eared changelings, whose number swells every time a naughty child simply walks away from home and begins a new life as an.

Description: The third book in this rebellious adventure for readers of all ages, set in a shadowy, alternate London. This edition contains a heartfelt introduction by author China Miéville, who says 'the Borribles were, and are, my heroes'.

Being a Borrible is far from easy, but it's full of bravery, treachery and excitement. The most sensitive of the eight, she is the one who initially adopts Sam the Horse and insists on rescuing him from the police in the second books, calling him "a kind of Horse-Borrible".

Unlike most of the other Borribles we see, her speech contains lingering traces of an unspecific upper-class dialect, suggesting that she Borribled after. Michael de Larrabeiti was brought up in is the author of The Borribles Go For Broke and The Borribles: Across the Dark Metropolis, as well as many other has three grown-up daughters and lives with his wife in : Michael de Larrabeiti.

A review in the Times Educational Supplement when the book was first published in said The Borribles would appeal to sensitive Womble lovers (it was indeed conceived by De Larrabeiti as a Author: Lucy Mangan. The Borribles: Across the Dark Metropolis Battersea was no longer safe for a Borrible.

The Special Borrible Group—a secret section of the London police dedicated to finding Borribles and clipping their ears—was closing in. Driven on by the fanatical Inspector Sussworth, the SBG was determined to wipe them out once and for all/5(3). The Borrible Trilogy.

likes. Michael de Larrabeiti's cult classics reveal a hidden London populated by tribes of self-sufficient, anarchic outcasts - The ers: The second book in this rebellious adventure for readers of all ages, set in a shadowy, alternate London.

This edition features extra material, such as a heartfelt introduction to the trilogy by author China Miéville, who says 'the Borribles were, and are, my heroes'. The Borribles: Across The Dark Metropolis The books focus on the eponymous Borribles, immortal elf-like Street Urchins who live on the edges of the human world, stealing what they need and living where they can -- and making a virtue of both.

Values Dissonance: Arguably what drives much of the plot of all three books: the difference between the Rumbles' values and the Borribles', the difference between the Wendles' values and those of the other Borrible tribes of London, and the difference between adult human (specifically Sussworth's) values and the Borribles', just to start with.

Borribles are runaways who dwell in the shadows of London. Apart from their pointed ears, they look just like ordinary children. They live by their wits and a few Borrible laws-the chief one being, Don't Get Caught.

The Borribles are /5(6). The Borribles have a tribal structure in their society, with different neighborhood leaded by informal representatives. In this first book, the Borribles get together after scouts capture a Rumble, anthropomorphic rats that the Borribles hate, and they decided to assemble an elite group to assassinate the rat leaders in the town of Rumbledom/5(24).

Fearing an invasion, an elite group of Borrible fighters set out on what will become known in legend as The Great Rumble Hunt. So begins the first of the three epic adventures in Michael de Larrabeiti's classic trilogy, where excitement, violence, low cunning, greed, generosity, treachery, and bravery exist side by : Michael de Larrabeiti was brought up in Battersea.

He is the author of two more books about the Borribles-- The Borribles Go For Broke and The Borribles: Across the Dark Metropolis --as well as many other books. He has three grown-up daughters and lives with his wife in Oxfordshire/5(24).

The Borribles: My pick among all the three tales. It is grim,dark, bloody, battered and has more bruises than a schoolyard fight. The central thread is the classic tale of quest to wrestle back lost glory. A ragatag bunch of rookies are chosen and so begins a fight that gets bloodier by the page/5.

In this first book, the Borribles get together after scouts capture a Rumble, anthropomorphic rats that the Borribles hate, and they decided to assemble an elite group to assassinate the rat leaders in the town of Rumbledom. Writer Michael de Larrabeiti, who died inbuild his narrative in a fast and evolving way/5(38).

Borribles are runaways who dwell in the shadows of London. Apart from their pointed ears, they look just like ordinary children. They live by their wits and a few Borrible laws--the chief one being, Don't Get Caught!

The Borribles are outcasts- /5.