The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books: A Novel from Zamonia

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Overlook Press, 2012 - Fiction - 427 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Biblionauts of the world, unite—German fabulist Moers (City of Dreaming Books, 2007, etc.) is back with another goofy epic from the land of living books.Apart from the occasional Minotaur, who doesn ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Walter Moers was born in 1957 and is a writer, cartoonist, painter, and sculptor. He is the author ofThe 13 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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