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.
German author and cartoonist Moers returns to the mythical lost continent of Zamonia in his uproarious third fantasy adventure to be translated into English (after 2006's Rumo), a delightfully imaginative m�lange of Shel Silverstein zaniness and oddball anthropomorphism � la Terry Pratchett's Discworld. Optimus Yarnspinner, a young saurian novelist, embarks on a quest to track down the anonymous author of the "most magnificent piece of writing in the whole of Zamonian literature." Traveling to Bookholm, the legendary City of Dreaming Books, the na�ve Yarnspinner falls victim to Pfistomel Smyke, a maggotlike literary scholar who poisons Yarnspinner and abandons him in the treacherous catacombs miles below the city's surface. Stranded in an underworld steeped in terror-inducing myth and home to more than a few bizarre inhabitants, Yarnspinner undertakes a long and perilous journey back to the world above. Enchanting illustrations by the author compliment a wonderfully whimsical story that will appeal to readers of all ages. (Sept.)
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1 . Incredible!
Posted April 09, 2010 by Kristy , Indianapolis, INI love this book! It's right up there with Rumo. I have read everything by this author, and I have not found fault with any of them. Very imaginative.
2 . Incredible book
Posted March 01, 2010 by Adam , CincinnatiThis was the first book I've read from author Walter Moers and I was completely blown away. Zamonia, the world in which the story takes place is full of very interesting characters and places. I've just finished reading '13 1/2 lives of Captain Blue Bear' and now i'm looking foward to reading Moer's third book 'Rumo'. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good adventure story with plenty of humor and plot twists.
September 05, 2007
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