Book: The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books

So if you’ve been following me for a while, you’d know that I found this wonderful, imaginative German author, Walter Moers, some time last year. I devoured all of his books and promptly got lost in the wonderful land of Zamonia. I can safely say that I never left that place and have waited impatiently … Continue reading

Book: The Alchemaster’s Apprentice

The last book (for now) by Walter Moers that I’ll be reviewing. Another book set in Zamonia and supposedly written by Optimus Yarnspinne, it’s a culinary tale of epic proportions. Up is down and ugly is beautiful How true this motto holds for the book. The juxtaposition of seemingly incompatible elements in each of the characters is done to … Continue reading

Book: The City of Dreaming Books

Finally the book that started me on a crazy  journey in Zamonia, the 4th book set in Zamonia, but the 3rd to be translated, I was looking forward to reading this book for a long time. And it does not disappoint. A book about books, and what a wonderful homage to the craft of creating … Continue reading

Book: Rumo and his Miraculous Adventures

The second book set in Zamonia written by Walter Moers. My favourite book so far from the novels that have been translated. This time we delve into the life of Rumo that little Wolperting that we saw a glimpse of in Captain Bluebear. It has a more linear plot that progresses more traditionally. The sense of … Continue reading

Book: The 13 1/2 lives of Captain Bluebear

Doing a month’s worth of thinking and writing about books hasn’t stopped me from reading in the meantime, but I’ve reserved the reviews for when the meme was over. But now it’s time to introduce a little known but absolutely brilliant writer and his books! Walter Moers is a German writer, who also creates comic … Continue reading