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The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books

Walter Moers

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-0714-6
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10/29/2013

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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 "Invisible Theater." Astonishingly inventive, amusing, and engrossing, this is a captivating story from the wild imagination of Walter Moers.

"[Moers is] equal parts J.K. Rowling, Douglas Adams, and Shel Silverstein." —Washington Post

"A glorious, beautifully written (and translated) paean to reading, to imagination, to the tradition of storytelling. Featuring wonderfully imaginative places and creatures . . . it should capture readers' hearts and minds from the opening sentences and leave much to ponder for years to come." —Booklist (starred review)

"A beguiling, bookish entertainment that ends on a cliffhanger promising—well, the prospect of many sequels to come." —Kirkus Reviews


Walter Moers is the author of The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear, Rumo, A Wild Ride Through the Night, The City of Dreaming Books, and The Alchemaster's Apprentice, all published by Overlook.

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

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