The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books

Walter Moers
fantasy, childrens
The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books (Zamonia #5) - Walter Moers7.00

Original title: Das Labyrinth der Träumenden Bücher (2011). Translated into English in 2012.

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.

Optimus Yarnspinner, a young writer, inherits from his beloved godfather an unpublished short story by an unknown author. His search for the author's identity takes him to Bookholm - the so-called City of Dreaming Books. On entering its streets, our hero feels as if he has opened the door of a gigantic second-hand bookshop. His nostrils are assailed by clouds of book dust, the stimulating scent of ancient leather, and the tang of printer's ink.

Soon, though, Yarnspinner falls into the clutches of the city's evil genius, Pfistomel Smyke, who treacherously maroons him in the labyrinthine catacombs underneath the city, where reading books can be genuinely dangerous...

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Release date: 2012
Genres: fantasy, childrens
Tags: translation
Average rating: 7.00/10
Total ratings: 24
Updated: August 22, 2021

Zamonia :: Series

The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear (Zamonia #1)8.62
Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures (Zamonia #2)8.38
The City of Dreaming Books (Zamonia #3)8.74
The Alchemaster's Apprentice (Zamonia #4)
The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books (Zamonia #5)7.00