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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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