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The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books
by Walter Moers and John Brown


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9781468301267
  • ISBN-10: 1468301268
  • Publisher: Overlook Press
  • Publish Date: November 2012
  • Page Count: 427
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.45 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-05-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

Optimus Yarnspinner's legendary success as a Zamonian author has caused him to become cut off from the Orm (the force of literary inspiration), a predicament he's quite unaware of until a mysterious letter—written in his own pedantic style and signed in his name—sends him on a quest to Bookholm. The great city of books was burned two centuries before by the Shadow King, and has been rebuilt as a modern book metropolis. Optimus visited Bookholm's dark corners once before in The City of Dreaming Books but is still unprepared to discover the twisted Invisible Theater and the still-ruined Darkman Sector, a "blank space on the map" of the city. Moers's Munchhausen-esque yarn is en-hanced by his equally wild illustrations. Though much of the book overwhelms its readers with world-building, fans will enjoy journeying through Optimus's battle with darkness. (Nov. 2012)

 
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