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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 mélange of Shel Silverstein zaniness and oddball anthropomorphism à 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 naïve 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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''German author and cartoonist Moers returns to the mythical lost continent of Zamonia in his uproarious third fantasy adventure to be translated into English, a delightfully imaginative melange of Shel Silverstein zaniness and oddball anthropomorphism a la Terry Pratchett's Discworld . . . A wonderfully whimsical story that will appeal to readers of all ages.'' --Publishers Weekly
''A salmagundi of whimsy, imagination and book lore -- remarkable fun.'' --Cleveland Plain Dealer
''German novelist Moers puts Tolkien through some sort of Willy Wonka sweetening process and comes up with characters such as Optimus Yarnspinner, who, names being fate and all, just has to be a storyteller.'' --Kirkus Reviews --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
This is an absolutely fascinating book that I am glad to have found. The second of this series came upon my friend and we both required to read the first befre entering the second. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Katherine LaRose
Walter Moers is my *favorite* author and this book is a solid addition to his others. I thoroughly enjoy his fantastic ideas and themes. Read morePublished 6 months ago by JustRachel
Walter Moers outdid himself, giving readers an outlook into a world of dinosaurs who love literature, underground mazes, and a villain it's hard not to feel sorry for.Published 8 months ago by alexandria
I love the author so I had to buy the rest of his books in the series. This one is as good as the rest. Nice quick service tooPublished 10 months ago by Calypso25
A very enjoyable story with the most unusual cast of characters I've ever come across. Escapism in its truest form.Published 10 months ago by A.J. Profeta
I absolutely love Walter Moers, so naturally this was another fun read for me.Published 13 months ago by Kimberly
So only my second ever review, but I feel compelled to sing this book's praises after criticising its sequel (sorry Moers, I do love you). Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ellie Equizi
Walter Moers can tell a story. If you like fantasty, if you like to just sit back and let someone spin you a wonderful yarn, I can't recommend this man enough. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Grazelda