Tuesday, October 14, 2008
New in Paperback: THE CITY OF DREAMING BOOKS by Walter Moers
New in paperback this month is another zany adventure in the land of Zamonia from Walter Moers: The City of Dreaming Books. Moers got the idea to write this novel after visiting second-hand bookshops on the East Coast of the United States. The German version was released in Fall 2004, and the English version from Overlook followed in Fall 2007. Publishers Weekly called The City of Dreaming Books "an uproarious fantasy, a delightfully imaginative mélange of Shel Silverstein zaniness and oddball anthropomorphism à la Terry Pratchett's Discworld. . . .Enchanting illustrations by the author compliment a wonderfully whimsical story that will appeal to readers of all ages."