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The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers
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Mar 25, 08

Read in January, 2008

This is the wittiest book I have read in a long time. A bibliophile's dream come true. It's full of wordplay and allusions to many classic works of literature, except that the references are slightly askew to fit into this novel's realm. I love that the famous authors in this story are often anagrams of well-known bards of the "real" world. The author is also kind enough to provide his own illustrations of his world. Literate dinosaurs, fearsome booklings, wicked literary agents and a Shadow King formed of the very stuff of legends make this novel one surprise after another and keep the reader smiling (or at the very least, smirking)page after page.
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