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His Nostrils Are Assailed By Clouds Of Book Dust, By A Hint Of Acidity Reminiscent Of Lemon Trees In Flower, The Stimulating Scent Of Ancient Leather, And The Acrid, Intelligent Tang Of Printer S Ink.Yarnspinner Not Only Falls Under The ...

Author: Walter Moers

Publisher: Secker & Warburg

ISBN: STANFORD:36105126867915

Category: Books and reading

Page: 455

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Optimus Yarnspinner, A Young Zamonian Writer, Inherits Very Little From His Beloved Godfather Apart From An Unpublished Short Story By An Unknown Author. This Manuscript Proves To Be Such A Superb Piece Of Writing That He Can T Resist The Temptation To Investigate The Mystery Surrounding The Author S Identity. The Trail Takes Him To Bookholm, The So-Called City Of Dreaming Books. On Entering Its Streets, Our Hero Feels As If He Has Opened The Door Of A Gigantic Second-Hand Bookshop Containing Millions Of Musty Old Volumes. His Nostrils Are Assailed By Clouds Of Book Dust, By A Hint Of Acidity Reminiscent Of Lemon Trees In Flower, The Stimulating Scent Of Ancient Leather, And The Acrid, Intelligent Tang Of Printer S Ink.Yarnspinner Not Only Falls Under The Spell Of This Book-Obsessed City; He Falls Into The Clutches Of Its Evil Genius, Pfistomel Smyke, Who Treacherously Maroons Him In The Labyrinthine Catacombs That Extend For Many Miles Beneath The Surface. He Finds Himself In A Subterranean World Where Reading Books Can Be Genuinely Dangerous, Where Ruthless Bookhunters Fight To The Death For Literary Gems And The Mysterious Shadow King Rules A Murky Realm Populated By Booklings, One-Eyed Beings Whose Vast Library Includes Live Books Equipped With Teeth And Claws.Walter Moers Transports Us To A Magical World Where Reading Is Still A Genuine Adventure, Where Books Can Not Only Entertain People And Make Them Laugh But Drive Them Insane Or Even Kill Them. Only Those Intrepid Souls Who Are Prepared To Join Optimus Yarnspinner On His Perilous Journey Should Read This Book. We Wish The Rest Of You A Long, Safe, Unutterably Dull And Boring Life!
2006 By Walter Moers

Mythenmetz encounters old friends and new denizens of the city--and the shadowy "Invisible Theater." Astonishingly inventive, amusing, and engrossing, this is a captivating story from the wild imagination of Walter Moers.

Author: Walter Moers

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781468304398

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

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Hildegunst von Mythenmetz, hailed as Zamonia's greatest writer, is on vacation in Lindworm Castle when a disturbing message reaches him, and he must return to Bookholm to investigate a mystery. The magnificently rebuilt city has once again become a metropolis of storytelling and the book trade. Mythenmetz encounters old friends and new denizens of the city--and the shadowy "Invisible Theater." Astonishingly inventive, amusing, and engrossing, this is a captivating story from the wild imagination of Walter Moers.
2013-10-29 By Walter Moers

Optimus Yarnspinner inherits a manuscript by an unknown writer. To track down the author, he goes to Bookholm, the City of Dreaming Books, where book-related attractions abound.

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ISBN: OCLC:1035926366

Category: Books

Page: 455

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Optimus Yarnspinner inherits a manuscript by an unknown writer. To track down the author, he goes to Bookholm, the City of Dreaming Books, where book-related attractions abound.
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Two hundred years after the destruction of Bookholm, Optimus Yarnspinner, now hailed as Zamonia's greatest writer, returns to the rebuilt literary city to investigate a mysterious letter, where he encounters old friends and new marvels.

Author: Walter Moers

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 1468307142

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Two hundred years after the destruction of Bookholm, Optimus Yarnspinner, now hailed as Zamonia's greatest writer, returns to the rebuilt literary city to investigate a mysterious letter, where he encounters old friends and new marvels.
2013-10-29 By Walter Moers

The mythical land created by Walter Moers, whose work has been compared to J.K. Rowling, Douglas Adams, and Shel Silverstein have achieved raucous critical acclaim and created hundreds of thousands of die-hard fans here and all over the ...

Author: Walter Moers

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781590205181

Category: Fiction

Page: 351

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The mythical land created by Walter Moers, whose work has been compared to J.K. Rowling, Douglas Adams, and Shel Silverstein have achieved raucous critical acclaim and created hundreds of thousands of die-hard fans here and all over the world. Now Moers returns with a fourth "relentlessly whimsical" fantasy (Library Journal).
2009-09-03 By Walter Moers

By the end of the book, he has expended exactly half of his 27 lives. Again and again, Moers confounds our expectations as the narrative twists and turns, travels backwards and forwards in time.

Author: Walter Moers

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448163618

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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A delightfully illustrated cult novel, literary satire and epic adventure. 'Within the first 15 pages I was carried away by the sheer craziness of it all. Some Minipirates find a baby bear with blue fur inside a walnut shell floating on the ocean towards a giant whirlpool. They rescue him and teach him about knots and waves, and that a good white lie is often considerably more exciting than the truth. Then, when he outgrows their ship to such an extent that he is in danger of sinking it, they abandon him on an island with a bottle of seaweed juice and a loaf of seaweed bread. Thus Bluebear comes to the end of his first life and embarks on his second. By the end of the book, he has expended exactly half of his 27 lives. Again and again, Moers confounds our expectations as the narrative twists and turns, travels backwards and forwards in time. Part science fiction, part fairy tale, part myth, part epic, the book is a satire on all these genres and so constantly satirises itself. Very amusing' - Daily Telegraph
2013-03-31 By Walter Moers

"A bluebear has twenty-seven lives. I shall recount thirteen and a half of them in this book but keep quiet about the rest," says the narrator of Walter Moers’s epic adventure. "What about the Minipirates?

Author: Walter Moers

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781468307191

Category: Fiction

Page: 467

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"A bluebear has twenty-seven lives. I shall recount thirteen and a half of them in this book but keep quiet about the rest," says the narrator of Walter Moers’s epic adventure. "What about the Minipirates? What about the Hobgoblins, the Spiderwitch, the Babbling Billows, the Troglotroll, the Mountain Maggot...Mine is a tale of mortal danger and eternal love, of hair’s breadth, last-minute escapes." Welcome to the fantastic world of Zamonia, populated by all manner of extraordinary characters. It’s a land of imaginative lunacy and supreme adventure, wicked satire and epic fantasy, all mixed together, turned on its head, and lavishly illustrated by the author.
2006-08-29 By Walter Moers

76 Numbers players relied upon supernatural workers' dream books for the selection of winning numbers, believing that “dream books were key to unlocking the city of [winning] numbers.”77 Writer William Forbes observed that many “numbers ...

Author: LaShawn Harris

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252098420

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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During the early twentieth century, a diverse group of African American women carved out unique niches for themselves within New York City's expansive informal economy. LaShawn Harris illuminates the labor patterns and economic activity of three perennials within this kaleidoscope of underground industry: sex work, numbers running for gambling enterprises, and the supernatural consulting business. Mining police and prison records, newspaper accounts, and period literature, Harris teases out answers to essential questions about these women and their working lives. She also offers a surprising revelation, arguing that the burgeoning underground economy served as a catalyst in working-class black women TMs creation of the employment opportunities, occupational identities, and survival strategies that provided them with financial stability and a sense of labor autonomy and mobility. At the same time, urban black women, all striving for economic and social prospects and pleasures, experienced the conspicuous and hidden dangers associated with newfound labor opportunities.
2016-06-15 By LaShawn Harris

It felt good to breathe the fresh air after the grime of the city.” She stepped into the stall. “I'm glad you're home, Gil. I . . . we've missed you.” The already tight space seemed to shrink. Gil managed a brief smile.

Author: Susan Anne Mason

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441228567

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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1911, Long Island, New York Faced With an Uncertain Future, Sometimes All You Have Left Is the Courage to Dream Brianna and Colleen O'Leary know their Irish immigrant father expects them to marry well. Recently he's put even more pressure on them, insinuating that the very future of their Long Island horse farm, Irish Meadows, rests in their ability to land prosperous husbands. Both girls, however, have different visions for their futures. Brianna, a quiet girl with a quick mind, dreams of attending college. Vivacious Colleen, meanwhile, is happy to marry--as long as her father's choice meets her exacting standards of the ideal groom. When former stable hand Gilbert Whelan returns from business school and distant relative Rylan Montgomery visits Long Island during his seminary training, the two men quickly complicate everyone's plans. As the farm slips ever closer to ruin, James O'Leary grows more desperate. It will take every ounce of courage for both sisters to avoid being pawns in their father's machinations and instead follow their hearts. And even if they do, will they inevitably find their dreams too distant to reach?
2015-06-30 By Susan Anne Mason

This captivating story from the unique imagination of Walter Moers is astonishingly inventive, amusing and thoroughly engrossing.

Author: Walter Moers

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780099472223

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 692

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Astonishingly inventive, amusing and engrossing, Rumo is a captivating story from the unique imagination of Walter Moers. Rumo is a little Wolperting who will one day become the greatest hero in the history of Zamonia. Armed with Dandelion, his talking sword, he fights his way across Overworld and Netherworld, two very different worlds chock-full of adventures, dangers, and unforgettable characters: including Rala, the beautiful girl Wolperting who cultivates a hazardous relationship with death; General Ticktock, the evil commander of the Copper Killers; Ushan DeLucca, the finest and most weather-sensitive swordsman in Zamonia; Professor Abdullah Nightingale, inventor of the Chest-of-Drawers Oracle; and, worse luck, the deadly Metal Maiden.
2005 By Walter Moers