Today Overlook Press is thrilled to publish the highly anticipated English translation of Walter Moers's THE LABYRINTH OF DREAMING BOOKS. The follow-up to his "lively and inventive" (New York Times) THE CITY OF DREAMING BOOKS, this whimsical tale transports readers to the literary-loving land of Bookholm, now revitalized, two years after it was devastated by fire. Moers continues to captivate readers with his wild imagination and sensational characters in this superb translation from celebrated translator John Brownjohn.
If you’ve been following along the Labyrinth of Dreaming Books Blog Tour: Congratulations, you’ve reached the last stop on your journey! If you’re just tuning in, welcome! Be sure to: take a tour of the mysterious city through the Lonely Lindworm Guide to Bookholm, learn all about the zany land of Zamonia and its inhabitants, reacquaint yourself or get a crash course in the first book of the series, read fan mail to the great writer Optimus Yarnspinner, find out why you should read the entire series, and finally, spend some quality time with Moer’s translater, John Brownjohn.
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Praise for THE LABYRINTH OF DREAMING BOOKS
"A glorious, beautifully written (and translated) paean to reading, to imagination, to the tradition of storytelling. Featuring wonderfully imaginative places and creatures—Optimus isn’t the only anthropomorphic being here—it should capture readers’ hearts and minds from the opening sentences and leave much to ponder for years to come."-Booklist
"A beguiling, bookish entertainment that ends on a cliffhanger."-Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Walter Moers
"Cheerfully insane…Remains lively and inventive right though the final heroic battle between good and evil.”—New York Times Book Review
“Equal parts J.K. Rowling, Douglas Adams, and Shel Silverstein.”—The Washington Post
“A yarn of drollery, deeper meaning, and sheer lunacy.”—Rolling Stone
“Moers’s greatest strength, as evidenced by the multitude of characters he presents, is his creativity. Less a text and more an imagination on paper.”—Philadelphia Inquirer