A few months ago a friend asked for a book recommendation. Something light and easy to take on vacation. I told her to try Oliver Pötzsch’s The Hangman’s Daughter. She sent me a text when she finished telling me it was perfect. Without that exchange I don’t know if I’d have picked up The Dark Monk, the second book in the Hangman’s Daughter series. I’m … Continue reading The Dark Monk by Oliver Pötzsch (translated from the original German by Lee Chadeayne)
Léon & Louise by Alex Capus, translated by John Brownjohn, is a sweet story where a lot occurs without seeming to. It touches on both World Wars and follows a fairly typical plot of boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy (now married with children) finds girl again eleven years later. The two go their separate ways and… well the “and” is what make up … Continue reading Léon & Louise by Alex Capus (translated from the German by John Brownjohn)
Both The City and The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books take place in and below the city of Bookholm. Sometimes I think Moers and his readers love the idea of a city where books are prized above all else as much (or even MORE) than the stories he’s built around it. So what better way to celebrate the latest edition to the Zamonia series than to … Continue reading The Lonely Lindworm Guide to Bookholm (on a shoestring)
Welcome to The Dreaming Books Blog Tour! A Book Blog Tour celebrating the writings of that legendary lindworm* Optimus Yarnspinner, his German translator Walter Moers and his English translator John Brownjohn. The occasion is nothing less than the publication (FINALLY!) of the English translation of Yarnspinner’s masterpiece: The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books. For some of you, my fellow bibliophiles, the release of The Labyrinth of … Continue reading The Dreaming Books Blog Tour Begins!
Finally. FINALLLY!!!! November 8, 2012 the English translation of The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books will be released in the U.S.! (For some reason the Brits are getting it seven days before us. I’m not bitter.) I don’t know why this book appeals so much to my inner geek… but it does. Here’s the description from The Overlook Press website – It has been more than … Continue reading SAVE THE DATE: The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books to Be Published in the U.S.