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The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers
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Sep 06, 12


While this book was darker than I expected going in, it was also fascinating, inventive, clever, and engrossing. The illustrations alone were reason enough to go on and often did as much to tell the story as the words. The literary allusions became a bit of a guessing game and added a layer of enjoyment to the experience. Reading the English translation, it was hard to believe that the original book was in German-- but maybe that it because I only caught the allusions to English-speaking authors and missed the others (with one French author as the exception). In any case, I look forward to reading more by Moers.
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