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The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books

Walter Moers

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ISBN 13: 9781468301267
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Hardcover
Overlook
11/01/2012

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It has been more than two hundred years since Bookholm was destroyed by a devastating fire, as told in Moers's The City of Dreaming Books. Hildegunst von Mythenmetz, hailed as Zamonia’s greatest writer, is on vacation in Lindworm Castle when a disturbing message reaches him, and he must return to Bookholm to investigate a mystery. The magnificently rebuilt city has once again become a metropolis of storytelling and the book trade. Mythenmetz encounters old friends and new denizens of the city—and the shadowy “InvisibleTheater.” Astonishingly inventive, amusing, and engrossing, this is acaptivating story from the wild imagination of Walter Moers.

Praise for The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books:

"Cheerfully insane… Lively and inventive." —The New York Times

"A yarn of drollery, deeper meaning, and sheer lunacy." —Rolling Stone

"In sum, the novel is a glorious, beautifully written (and translated) paean to reading, to imagination, to the tradition of storytelling. Featuring wonderfully imaginative places and creatures-Optimus isn't the only anthropomorphic being here-it should capture readers' hearts and minds from the opening sentences and leave much to ponder for years to come." —Booklist


Walter Moers was born in 1957 and is a writer, cartoonist, painter, and sculptor. He is the author ofThe 13 ó Lives of Captain Bluebear, Rumo, A Wild Ride Through the Night, The City of Dreaming Books, and The Alchemaster's Apprentice, all published byOverlook.

John Brownjohn is the award-winning translator of Walter Moers, Michael Ende. (The Neverending Story), and many other German writers.

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