The City of Dreaming Books
Overlook has published three of Walter Moers's hilarious and beloved Zamonia books and The City of Dreaming Books, a fantastic tale for every book lover, is his most popular yet. Optimus Yanspinner inherits from his godfather an unpublished manuscript by an unknown writer and sets off to track... show more
Overlook has published three of Walter Moers's hilarious and beloved Zamonia books and The City of Dreaming Books, a fantastic tale for every book lover, is his most popular yet. Optimus Yanspinner inherits from his godfather an unpublished manuscript by an unknown writer and sets off to track down the mysterious author, who disappeared into Bookholm--the so-called City of Dreaming Books. Yarnspinner falls under the spell of this book-obsessed metropolis, where an avid-reader and budding author can find any number of charming attractions--priceless signed first editions, salivating literary agents, and for-hire critics. But as Yarnspinner pursues the trail of the missing author, the darker side of Bookholm begins to unveil itself--cold-blooded book hunters, fearsome cyclopean booklings, sharp-toothed animotomes, and of course, the Shadow King, whose howls rise from deep beneath the city at night. Will Yarnspinner survive his quest into this world where reading is a genuine adventure?
Publish date: August 26th 2008
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Pages no: 456
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, European Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Books About Books
, German Literature
Series: Zamonien (#4)
So nun habe ich zweieinhalb Jahre lang dieses Hörbuch ausschließlich auf längeren Autofahrten genossen und muss sagen, es war teilweise genial, zwar annähernd aber doch nicht ganz von der Qualität eines Käpt'n Blaubär. Warum ich die Art der Rezeption hier in die Rezension hineinnehme, ist leicht erk...
I had a true love/hate experience reading this book. Full disclosure, I have not read the other books in this series, and I probably won't. I read this for a book club with the understanding that the book could stand alone, and I suppose it did. There were numerous times I almost quit. The first o...
Das Buch wurde mir wärmstens empfohlen, ja beinah aufgenötigt. Du kennst das nicht? Das musst du lesen! Okay, okay. Im nächsten Buchladen gehe ich auf die Suche nach Moers. Das Labyrinth der träumenden Bücher. Die Stadt der träumenden Bücher. Naja, nehm ich halt gleich beide mit. Ich weiß nicht, was...
The moment I opened this book (and yes I know I say this a lot) I knew that I would love this book from the first page. My dear readers, did you, like me, never want this book to end? I wanted it to be longer. I savored it, took my time...but at the same time, I was reading pages whenever I had the...