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Das Labyrinth der Träumenden Bücher

(Zamonien #6)

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  4,952 ratings  ·  373 reviews
Hildegunst von Mythenmetz kehrt zurück in die »Stadt der Träumenden Bücher«

Über zweihundert Jahre ist es her, seit Buchhaim, die Stadt der Träumenden Bücher, von einem verheerenden Feuersturm zerstört worden ist. Der Augenzeuge dieser Katastrophe, Hildegunst von Mythenmetz, ist inzwischen zum größten Schriftsteller Zamoniens avanciert und erholt sich auf der Lindwurmfeste
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published October 5th 2011 by Knaus
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Gloria I believe it's worth reading,maybe a little dry but very interesting especially if your a reader and don't mind a rather long story. It has very inter…moreI believe it's worth reading,maybe a little dry but very interesting especially if your a reader and don't mind a rather long story. It has very interesting names for things and is both fantasy and sort of adventure in light of Yarnspinners travels & things he gets up to. Give it a chance you might find you really do like it.(less)
Alice There are three book in this series. The City/Labyrinth/Castle of dreaming books. The author says that The Labyrinth Of Dreaming Books is split in two…moreThere are three book in this series. The City/Labyrinth/Castle of dreaming books. The author says that The Labyrinth Of Dreaming Books is split in two (the 2nd part is The Castle Of Dreaming Books). The 3rd isn't released yet. Moers is still in the writing. And he is not sure when it's done.(less)

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Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED LOVED LOVED "City of Dreaming Books", and all other novels of Zamonia. This, however, was painful to read and at the end I feel like I wasted my time. Where Moers other books are lusciously detailed and full of sensory elements, this was excessively detailed and full of descriptions of every screw and mechanical element... There were a couple of strong moments and then he just fell down a Dickens hole in his writing style. Finally towards the end it began to start a story of some interes ...more
Dec 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Ah, Moers! Only Moers can manage to write a brick where nothing really happens, which is but a prelude to the story to come, where you still are glued to the pages and not feel bored for one single paragraph. And then you finish the book, and only then do you realize how long it was and how little has actually happen. And the reaction? Are you mad? Angry? No. You want the next volume, now. Write on, Moers, and make it snappy, please!
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: europe
I love books about books, but this book was almost solely about puppetism, and had next to no plot.

It drags out (and refers to this itself), only to end on a cliffhanger just as the plot was getting underway. And the next book in the series is nowhere in sight.

I longed to go back to Bookholm solely because it was a city all about books. Alas it is no more. Puppetism is all the rave in new Bookholm, and it's the only thing main character Optimus Yarnspinner reads about. (I bet puppets coming al
Auntie Terror
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Curse you, Walter Moers! x-D [prtf]
Minotaurs, Ugglies, Dwarfs, Druids, Puppets, and all manner of weird and wonderful books. It can only mean one thing. More madcap adventures with Optimus Yarnspinner, who after a couple of centuries is recognized as the greatest writer in all of Zamonia. He is treated better than the most famed rock stars with statues everywhere and streets named after him in every city. To say this has stroked his ego is an understatement tee-hee!

Yarnspinner has vowed never to return to Bookholm ~ The City Of D
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
DNF - 70%. For the first 150 pages or so, I didn't mind the lack of plot. New Bookholm, rebuilt after the last one burned down at the end of City of Dreaming Books, is a charming rabbithole of historical digressions, old friends, a night of bookish barhopping - all narrated by Optimus Yarnspinner, who is much as he was in the first book, just 200 years older and a bit more pompous. There are lots of Easter eggs of anagram-ed author names (Aleisha Wimpersleake, Ugor Vochti, Orca de Wils) and comm ...more
Nov 06, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, fantasy
Well. First things first: I'm not entirely sure whether it's my fault or the book's, but I'm... not exactly impressed. And not because it's "only" part 1 - that I could have handled (although to be fair, I don't understand why they didn't advertise it as such). Anyway, the thing is that I had a hard time getting into the book, which could be due to my simply not being in the mood.

I didn't hate it, but I have to admit I find that as a book, it's almost completely unnecessary. It feels like a gig
May 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book is a fucking joke. I want my 26€ back. NOTHING happens in here!
Jonnah D.
Feb 13, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
I was so prepared to love this book. I really, really was.

The City of Dreaming Books (this title’s predecessor) was all kinds of brilliant and imaginative and just fabulous genius. This one? Not so much.

I loved Optimus Yarnspinner in the first Bookholm book because he was fantastic in it. I loved his characterisation and how quaint and naive he was. Fast forward 200 years to this guy? Not so much. I mean, really. He goes on and on and on and on and on about needless little details that aren’t n
Jan 03, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Daniel by: Tommy
Wow, I am really disappointed ... at least until the second part isn't released, yet.

The whole book (yeah it is only the first part) just plays on the overground of the city... with completely nothing happening at all... NOTHING!
Additionally approximately one third of the book is just a recapitulation of the first book (he joins a theater play about the story of the first book...) The second third is just a loose collection of facts about 'puppetism'. This is ridiculous and boring!

And at THE mom
D.M. Kirtaime
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the original German version when it was published - I loved it very much
Dearest Optimus,

(Do you prefer Optimus to Hildegunst? I've always wondered why your name was changed in translation, but no matter.)

I haven't written a fan letter in a number of years, but having recently been given the opportunity to read your newest book (English translation drops November 8) before it is actually released, I felt moved to say something.  I wouldn't say that it's the Orm, no, I'm not that lucky - but I do count myself lucky to have read your Orm-filled words.

Each time I pick u
Jul 26, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: german-books
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? I think it's been a long time since I have been this mad about a book. I loved the two other Zamonien books that I have read. I enjoyed the intricate details described by the author. In this volume, the author completely went over board concerning the descriptions and absolutely neglected to push the story forward.... AND THEN... in basically the last sentence we are being told that the story really begins here and there will be another part. That other part is currently sch ...more
Janet Janet
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Maria Elmvang
I'll tell you straight away what I wish I had known before starting this book: This is not a complete story! Instead it is the first volume in what currently looks to be a 2-volume clunkster.

Had I known that I think I would have enjoyed The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books a lot more than I did, but I spent most of the book wondering when on earth the action would actually start. As such it is obviously not nearly as good as any of the other Walter Moers books I have read, but considering just how mu
Alia'a Siren
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book. Where do i even start? The first hundred pages or so, i was frustrated and angry. The book was tedious, the character was an asshole, pompous lizard-writer and I abhored him, and his voice. The unnecessary details required so much attention and led to nowhere. THEN it slowly clicked. The world that this asshole, pompous lizard-writer was describing required all that detail. It's a book about writers, poets, literature and magical books, OF COURSE THE NARRATOR IS A SELF OBSESSED PRICK. ...more
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
What a disappointment. The previous volume, Die Stadt der Träumenden Bücher, was sheer delight. But in this volume, Hildegunst von Mythenmetz returns to Buchhaim, finds that many things have changed over time, and yet... nothing much happens. Moers is as imaginative as ever, but not nearly as much fun.
Jillian Childs
As much as it pains me to give Walter Moers anything less than 4 stars, I had to do it. I rate three stars not only because I was disappointed, but for the reason I was disappointed.
I will say this: it was A Walter Moers Book. It had all the absurdity and creativity, mixed with meaningful commentary, which is the reason he ranks among my favorite authors. But the charm of the author was pretty much all that kept me chugging through the book, hoping he would deliver, despairing as pages dwindled
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is the first Zamonia novel I didn't love. Worse than that, I didn't even like it. Took me a few months to get through the thing.

Mostly it just felt like a retread of The City of Dreaming Books. I loved that book, but this just felt samey and dull.

That being said, it ends on a very intriguing cliffhanger that interested me more than the rest of the book together. Between that, and the enormous goodwill Moers has earned through four excellent novels, I'll certainly be picking up the next book
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, audio-books
Once again, a very nice book. However, it does not really provide a story, more like a description of how the city of Buchheim has changed since the protagonist last visited it. It does a fantastic job at doing so, and I am once again impressed by the author's imagination and ideas, regarding books and the book market, etc.
The story, though, is what makes this book fall flat, in the end. There is the premise at the beginning, of the book, and then a lot of descriptions, but the story does not r
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a trip! Only Moers can work such magic as this. Can’t wait for the real action in the next installment.
Saskia Marijke Niehorster-Cook
Although I love the way Walter Moers' imagination always peppers his books with, I have to say that this book was a bit of a let down.

From it's 427 pages, around two hundred are spent in getting the hero to the City of Dreaming Books without much adventure. The next almost 100 pages are then spent rehashing the old adventures that our hero had and which were wonderfully well described in a different book (and much better told) called The city of Dreaming books. The last hundred pages are left to
Jul 03, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: library-book
This is not a positive review, that does not mean that I want to bash this book or author, but I still want to share my actual feelings and yes they are not overly positive.

2.5 stars at the most!

This was a disappointment. And not even just a bit of one, but rather a big one. Sadly.

I loved, loved, LOVED!!!, the first book so much and I was so excited to see what there was another part of that world, of those characters of this story!

But this book dragged on for over 400 pages, basically nothing
I was honestly very disappointed in this book. After completing it, I realized that the overly detailed and inane writing is justified. However, having read so many of Moers' other books, I feel cheated. I was expecting the adventure of The City of Dreaming Books, the newness of The Alchemaster's Apprentice and the excitement of Rumo and got nothing. Hardly interesting observations of something that is so unlike the world of Zamonia.
To know that I read 400+ pages to simply be told that the best
Dec 19, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I want to give this three and a half stars really. It is a good book and if you have read "City of Dreaming Books" you will enjoy dipping back into that world. My only issue is that the book is part of a trilogy (which I didn't know) so it suffers from the problem of all middle parts of a trilogy. A lot of exposition and setting of the stage. This means not as much action. Otherwise a fun book. ...more
Jun 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books
Well I definitely liked the first one more. The whole stuff about the puppets and theatres was kind of boring... Like really boring
But the beginning and ending were good. I can't wait for "Das Schloss der träumenden Bücher" because I hope this book is going to have more action and answers for the thousand questions I have
Oct 17, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: owned-physical
As follow up to one of my favourite books I was let down by downright nothing happening and a huge part of that even a synopsis of the first book.
As an introduction for the second part (that we'll hgopefully get someday) this book is great. Sadly it accounts for nothing more than that.
Oct 12, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to love it as much as the first one but I just didn't. To be fair the first one was hard to match in its perfection. I am still looking forward to reading the next one in the series. ...more
Feb 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-tbr
4/4 stars.
I liked the first book better.
The world created by Moers is really interesting but the book was a little bit boring at times.
Ani Keaten
Not as good as some of his others. It was okay and had some interesting parts, but I found myself getting bored and I didn't feel that way with his other books, like Captain Bluebear. ...more
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Walter Moers was born in 1957 and is a writer, cartoonist, painter and sculptor. He has refused to be photographed ever since his comic strips The Little Asshole and Adolf were published, the latter leading him to be declared persona non grata by the political right in Germany. Walter Moers lives in Hamburg.

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