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The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers
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Aug 07, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-to-my-kids
Recommended to Michelle by: Carol
Read in June, 2008

An amazingly imaginative adventure that enthralled my younger son and delighted the older one and me. There are little literary puzzles to solve along the way of the adventures of a would-be writer, who happens to be aptly named Optimus Yarnspinner. He's also a dinosaur with wings, which we forgot in the caverns. A little slow perhaps to start but once rolling, a great ride with literary nonsense and satire in a world we wished not to leave.

It's hard to imagine the genius behind this book originally written in German since there are clever turns of phrases-- perhaps it's even better in German?

Great unforgettable characters we keep bringing up, like those horrific booklings and of course Optimus!

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