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Walter Moers
The Overlook Press (September 6, 2007)
464 pages
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Home Walter Moers The City of Dreaming Books. First published in Great Britain in 2006 by HARVILL SECKER. Random House, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road London sw1v 2sa. By far the greater part of the city lies underground. The city of dreaming bo. .The City of Dreaming Books, . Like some monstrous termite’s nest, it consists of a system of subterranean tunnels that extends for many miles in the form of shafts, chasms, passages and caverns entwined into one gigantic, unravellable knot. No one can say when or how this cave system came into being.

BUT, just bear through it for a few pages and you'll realize the book is not that at all.

Consequently, the book is a comic hymn to the power, beauty and fun of words, along with a more cautious love of books (which can provoke, or even be, evil). The books of the title are dreaming of being read, because that's what brings them to life. I discovered that "City of Dreaming Books" was not a good book to go off to dreamland with, let me tell you! These points may not be faults of the book, but rather of my not being the perfect match for the book. I should note that my husband was, I think, a far bigger fan of it than I wa.

At sporadic intervals I came across food and water, which had obviously been left out for me, and I sometimes heard rustles in the darkness while vainly reconnoitring Shadowhall Castle’s nightmarish. architecture, but this was all that enabled me to infer his presence. I had reached a tacit understanding with the Animatomes: we left each other in peace. They no longer fled in panic when I entered a room, though they respectfully stood aside when I crossed it. I sometimes threw them a few of the desiccated bookworms of which my meals consisted and, although hesitant at first,.

The City of Dreaming Books (original title: Die Stadt der Träumenden Bücher) is the fourth novel in the Zamonia series written and illustrated by German author Walter Moers.

The City of Dreaming Books (original title: Die Stadt der Träumenden Bücher) is the fourth novel in the Zamonia series written and illustrated by German author Walter Moers, but the third to be translated into English by John Brownjohn. The German version was released in Autumn 2004, and the English version followed in Autumn 2007. It is followed by two sequels, The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books (2011) and The Castle of Dreaming Books (TBA).

The City of Dreaming Books. Walter Moers Yarnspinner strays ever deeper into the Labyrinth of Dreaming Books, which seems to wield a strange power over Bookholm's destinies. The author of 13 1⁄2 Lives of Captain Bluebear transports us to a magical world. Optimus Yarnspinner, finds himself marooned in the subterranean world of Bookholm, the City of Dreaming Books, where reading can be dangerous, where ruthless Bookhunters fight to the death. Yarnspinner strays ever deeper into the Labyrinth of Dreaming Books, which seems to wield a strange power over Bookholm's destinies. He is eventually drawn into an irresistible maelstrom of events far more sensational than any of the adventures he has previously embarked upon. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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A translation of a follow-up to The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebeard finds young writer Optimus Yarnspinner inheriting from his beloved godfather an unpublished anonymous short story, a bequest that takes him to the city of Bookholm in search of its writer.
  • Arryar
The writer, Optimus, is a dinosaur and the city is devoted to the buying and selling of books and populated by the most unusual creatures. The evil bookseller condemns Optimus to the catacombs under the city, an endless labyrinth of books, wonders, monsters and frendlies. Here the unwilling hero gets his education on survival and on becoming a writer. The final challenge will be to regain the surface and have his revenge. An added bonus is the clever illustrations. The story reminded me of Alice and her visit to Wonderland.
  • Vrion
I'm so glad I found Walter Moers! I love City of Dreaming Books. So whimsical, so imaginative, and a general theme of your mind being your most powerful tool. Every character in this book is silly and hilarious in their own way.

This book is an epic adventure. And epic adventures take a long time to complete. So there are times where you want things to go a little faster, but it's just because you can't read fast enough for all of the excitement that's being built up. Then you find yourself reading in a dimly lit room at 3AM.

Like reviewers on the back cover say, if you like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Hitchhiker's Guide, and Shel Silverstein, you'll enjoy these books. I don't like books that require a lot of attention, thought, or that are particularly dense/deep. This book (as well as the other Moers' books) is the perfect almalgamation of everything. I typically read books before/after work on my 1.5 hour commute on public transportation when my brain is not functioning yet or anymore.

Lastly, if City of Dreaming Books is your first Walter Moers book, you might think he's being rather arrogant about writing about the best literature/writing ever at first, as some other reviewers have commented. BUT, just bear through it for a few pages and you'll realize the book is not that at all. I do recommend reading Captain Bluebear first because it spans a lot more of Zamonia and gets you well acquainted with the awesome silliness of it all.
  • The Sphinx of Driz
This is an absolutely fascinating book that I am glad to have found. The second of this series came upon my friend and we both required to read the first befre entering the second. It is truly well thought out, complex, and thought evoking. It is not for someone who isn't into a bit of fantasy/just wants a light bit of reading.

I found the writing to be incredibly unique and well purposed. Although there were many words that I did not recognize and needed to look up, there were even more that I needed to truly use context clues in order to understand their definition. Indeed, it is a book I will need to reread in order to truly gain such a full and complete understanding of said words. The illustrations only added to the book, giving only a few slight hints as to what things might be like, but still leaving many details to the reader's mind. Add in the famous author references, such as Aleisha Wimpersleake and Doylan Cone and you are in for a literary masterpiece that was certainly well thought out.

This is a book I would love to see used in a high school english class. The reader can rarely guess what will happen next and doesn't truly know what will happen in the end unless they have already been spoiled for it by The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books. The language is that of a young adult, with enough variances to make the reader have to focus and occasionally have to seek solace in a dictionary for meanings unrecognized. Not only that, but to discover each reference inside is an amazing feat and some anagrams are easier to work than others.

In a world where books are everything and writers, authors, and publishers reign supreme, the main character must find his way after his "authorial godfather" passes. Alone in a mysterious city with nothing but an unnamed manuscript to guide him, Optimus Yarnspinner searches for the writer to tutor and mentor him as well as to begin his own journey into the world of writing. Met with mystery and intrigue, Optimus finds himself in the way of danger accidentally and must try and survive, although curiousity is ever so tempting.
  • Dolid
I think the title just about says it all. I enjoyed this book so much (as well as Rumo and the 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear) that if I had any gift with languages at all I'd be starting my first German class tomorrow just so that I could read his books before they're officially translated into English.

As at least one other poster indicated, his books can often be hard to get into and you're almost inclined to toss them aside when you've started one for the first time. But, once you get used to the utter absurdity of his books, I'm sure you'll find yourself as engrossed as the rest of us.

The City of Dreaming Books is a book that anyone who loves fantasy literature should run out and buy immediately. Don't get it at your local library because you'll want to have a copy of it on your shelf to lend to all of your friends or jealously re-read again and again, in which case you should buy two copies so that you can share this wonderful book around while still retaining your own Moers fix!

My only complaint is that there aren't any more Zamonian books translated right now for me to read. I can't wait to find out what happens in this wonderful world, especially if Optimus Yarnspinner is involved!

5 Stars just aren't sufficient!
  • Whilingudw
what a interesting book.. well written, almost too well written.. but a very poetic way of writing.. at first it seems like it should be a childrens book, what with creatures and dinosaurs and such, but it is not.. it kept me entertained..