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The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books

Translated by Walter Moers , Translated by John Brownjohn , Created by Optimus Yarnspinner

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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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  • Paperback | 427 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
  • 29 Oct 2013
  • Overlook Press
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1468307142
  • 9781468307146
  • 111,364

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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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"Cheerfully insane Lively and inventive." The New York Times "A yarn of drollery, deeper meaning, and sheer lunacy." Rolling Stone"

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