The City of Dreaming Books

The City of Dreaming Books

A Novel From Zamonia

Book - 2007
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The author of 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear transports readers 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, and ruthless Bookhunters fight to the death.
Publisher: Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 2007, c2006.
ISBN: 9781585678990
1585678996
Branch Call Number: MOERS
Characteristics: 455 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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jkeeg
Jun 07, 2014

If you enjoy books at all, you will enjoy this one- lots of subtle jokes about books, authors, and language. Similar to "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

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arykahmarye
Jul 18, 2011

For anyone who truly loves books, this story is a love-letter to the written word told in a delightful absurdist fashion. All of Walter Moers' Zamonia books are wonderful, but this one speaks to those who love the adventure of reading and the thrill of writing.

Above all, to any aspiring writer, i can not recommend this book highly enough. If this book does not inspire your creativity and show you the familiar road of writing, impeded by writer's block, rushed on by brilliant ideas and being led astray by a character who only hinders your plot, then you don't have the Orm.

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Keep_On_Rockin
Feb 22, 2011

A long book but worth the read. The book was certainly full of imagination with all of its different creatures, places and ideas. Some parts were more interesting then others, but overall a fairly good book.

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bluebelle11
Mar 17, 2011

bluebelle11 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Keep_On_Rockin
Feb 22, 2011

Keep_On_Rockin thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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bluebelle11
Mar 17, 2011

A Bed of Nettles, the memoirs of Glumphrey Murk, the melancholy superpessimest

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Keep_On_Rockin
Feb 22, 2011

"Curiosity is the most powerful incentive in the world. Why? Because it i`s capable of overcoming the two most powerful disincentives in the world: common sense and fear." -Optimus Yarnspinner

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