The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books


Original Title: Das Labyrinth der Träumenden Bücher

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 432 pages, 17.0 x 24.0 cm, 6.7 x 9.4 in.
ISBN: 978-3-8135-0393-7
€ 24.99 [D] | € 25.70 [A] | CHF 34.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Knaus

Date of publication: October 5, 2011
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Walter  Moers - The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books


At last! The new novel by Walter Moers: Optimus Yarnspinner returns to the City of Dreaming Books

In the sixth of his Zamonia novels, The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books, Walter Moers continues with his biggest success to date: his hero, Optimus Yarnspinner, Zamonia's greatest writer, is wallowing in his success in Lindworm Castle. He then receives a mysterious letter tempting him to say farewell to this pleasant life and return to Bookholm, the City of Dreaming Books.

Here he finds a resurrected city vibrating with life and anything to do with books. And he not only meets old friends, such as the Booklings Dancelot Wordwright and Aleisha Wimpersleake, but also new inhabitants, phenomena and wonders of the city, like the mysterious biblionauts and the obscure puppetists. Very much against his will, he gets more and more lost in the Labyrinth of Dreaming Books until he finally gets caught up in an unstoppable whirlpool of events which surpass all his previous adventures by a long chalk in every respect.

“What Moers translates from Zamonian is better than anything the postmodern otherwise has to offer in the way of narrative fiction.”

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