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ISBN13: 9781590201114
ISBN10: 1590201116
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The search for the author's identity takes Yarnspinner 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. In The City of Dreaming Books, Walter Moers transports us to a magical world where reading is a remarkable adventure. Only those intrepid souls who are prepared to join Yarnspinner on his perilous journey should read this book. We wish the rest of you a long, safe, unutterably dull and boring life!

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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.

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In this new Zamonian adventure, Optimus Yarnspinner, a young writer, inherits from his beloved godfather an unpublished short story by an unknown author.

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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.

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amandrake, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by amandrake)
I worked in, ran, and/or owned a bookstore for 15 years. When you do that, you see a lot of the same thing. You start to long for things that are not only good, but have a sort of quirky je ne sais quoi. So for those like me, HERE is a book worth reading!
People seem to love to compare Moers to all kinds of writers, but to me he falls into the rather slim category with *The Phantom Tollbooth* and the Moomintroll books - though I'm not sure what to call that category. "Young adult, somewhat conceptual, occasionally metaphysical, with illustrations in a cartoon-like style and an occasionally bizarre sense of humor?"
Tip: the "Overlook" imprint (a division of Penguin) frequently publishes books that are worth a second look.
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Judith Brink, January 31, 2010 (view all comments by Judith Brink)
What an imagination! I loved this book, it is full of adventure and wit with just enough crazy attached. An author of a a different kind on search for another author who's name is not known to him. His journey take him on adventures he could ot imagine into dangers we could not imagine all in search of the one who could write such a moving piece of work. Brilliant!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781590201114
Author:
Moers, Walter
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Translator:
Brownjohn, John
Author:
Yarnspinner, Optimus
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Imaginary places
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x1.00 in. 1.16 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 464 pages Overlook Press - English 9781590201114 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.

From the Hardcover edition.

"Synopsis" by , In this new Zamonian adventure, Optimus Yarnspinner, a young writer, inherits from his beloved godfather an unpublished short story by an unknown author.
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