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!
The newest Zamonia novel Das Labyrinth der Träumenden Bücher (The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books) will be released in October in Germany!!!!!!! It’s the sequel to The City of Dreaming Books!!!! I am very excited!!!!! (Exhibit A: excessive use of the exclamation mark). Tragically, I do not speak Deutsch. So, next month at the Brooklyn Book Festival I’m going to be pressing the lovely people at … Continue reading Walter Moers Returns to Zamonia
Summer is over, but no one says we need to back away from the escapist fiction! There’s no shame in losing yourself between the covers of a good book. Just don’t confuse this kind of escape with the chick lit, mysteries and thrillers you were reading on the beach. Save those for next year’s daiquiri. Instead, we advise walking proudly into the Sci-Fi / … Continue reading Mad About Moers! – A Review of The Alchemaster’s Apprentice by Walter Moers