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Philip Reeve

Autor(a) de Mortal Engines

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais and son now live in a hamlet high above the moorland in Devon, England mostrar menos


Obras por Philip Reeve

Mortal Engines (2001) 3,654 exemplares
Predator's Gold (2003) 1,567 exemplares
Infernal Devices (2005) 1,306 exemplares
A Darkling Plain (2006) 1,161 exemplares
Fever Crumb (2009) 1,114 exemplares
Here Lies Arthur (2008) 623 exemplares
A Web of Air (2010) 502 exemplares
No Such Thing As Dragons (2009) 368 exemplares
Scrivener's Moon (2011) 356 exemplares
Railhead (2015) 277 exemplares
Pugs of the Frozen North (1600) 175 exemplares
Oliver and the Seawigs (2013) 138 exemplares
Black Light Express (2016) 112 exemplares
Goblins (2012) 111 exemplares
Cakes in Space (1843) 96 exemplares
The Roots of Evil (2013) 64 exemplares
Horatio Nelson and his Victory (2003) 63 exemplares
Station Zero (2018) 51 exemplares
Mortal Engines 8 Book Collection (2018) 30 exemplares
Goblins vs Dwarves (2013) 23 exemplares
Goblin Quest (2014) 18 exemplares
Buster Bayliss: The Big Freeze (2002) 18 exemplares
Buster Bayliss: Custardfinger (2003) 14 exemplares
Jinks and O'Hare Funfair Repair (2016) 13 exemplares
Kevin and the biscuit bandit (2020) 9 exemplares
Traction City (2011) 7 exemplares
Pug-a-Doodle-Do! (2017) 3 exemplares
Adventuremice: Otter Chaos (2023) 2 exemplares
De vandrande std̃erna (2018) 2 exemplares
Kevin vs the Unicorns (2021) 2 exemplares
F©œrr©Þdarens guld (2018) 1 exemplar
Goblini 1 exemplar
Pekelné vynálezy (2019) 1 exemplar
Pomsta jednooké letkyně (2019) 1 exemplar
The Traction Codex 1 exemplar
Bolos no Espaço 1 exemplar
Duendes 1 exemplar
L'Hôtel étrange (2008) 1 exemplar
Smrtonosni strojevi (2006) 1 exemplar
End of the Road (2013) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Murderous Maths (1997) — Ilustrador — 296 exemplares
Doctor Who: 12 Doctors, 12 Stories (2014) — Contribuidor — 270 exemplares
Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories (2014) — Contribuidor — 270 exemplares
Desperate Measures (2000) — Ilustrador, algumas edições194 exemplares
Vicious Circles and Other Savage Shapes (2002) — Ilustrador, algumas edições167 exemplares
Numbers, the Key to the Universe (2002) — Ilustrador, algumas edições165 exemplares
Rowdy Revolutions (1999) — Ilustrador, algumas edições158 exemplares
Albert Einstein and His Inflatable Universe (2001) — Ilustrador — 141 exemplares
Mary Queen of Scots and Her Hopeless Husbands (2001) — Ilustrador — 102 exemplares
Professor Fiendish's Book of Diabolical Brain-benders (2002) — Ilustrador, algumas edições52 exemplares
Doctor Who: 13 Doctors, 13 Stories (2019) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Urgum the Axeman (2006) — Ilustrador, algumas edições40 exemplares
Haunted: Ghost Stories to Chill Your Blood (2011) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
The End of the Road: An Anthology of Original Fiction (2013) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
The secrets of science (Spark Files Flip Quiz) (2000) — Ilustrador — 5 exemplares
Dog Run (1999) — Ilustrador — 4 exemplares
BSFA Awards 2021: Awards Booklet (2022) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Brighton, Sussex, England, UK
Locais de residência
Dartmoor, Devon, England, UK
Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology
Brighton Polytechnic
bookstore clerk
science fiction writer

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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 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | Feb 20, 2024 |



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