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The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers
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Feb 04, 2011

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Read from February 04 to March 17, 2011

This book was a bit of a disappointment after my introduction to Walter Moers with Rumo: And His Miraculous Adventures.

There is too little action and too much exposition.

The City of Dreaming Books, tries to weave a fantastic tale about the world behind the scenes of the Authorship and Publishing of books.
After reading Jasper Fforde's, Thursday Next series, I found this attempt at this kind of fiction a bit lacking.

The book does pick up towards the end and is worth reading, but it can get tedious at times.

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Michael I decided to take a look at the Thursday Next series because of your review. I enjoyed The City of Dreaming Books, but I have to agree that The Eyre Affair is more rewarding in terms of literary references.
I didn't find The City of Dreaming Books tedious probably because of the vivid audiobook narration.

Zivan I'm glad you enjoyed Fforde. He delves further into the world of books in the rest of the Thursday Next series.

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