It took me a little while to figure out which book I should recommend you this time, but I think this one is one of the best ones I ever read, so here it goes:
I’d like to recommend you the following book:
Now this is the book The city of dreaming books by the german author Walter Moers.
The story begins in Lindworm Castle, where Optimus Yarnspinner sits at the deathbed of his authorial godfather, Dancelot Wordwright. Wordwright gives him a manuscript, which he claims to be the greatest piece of writing ever. (It’s about writer’s block) Wordwright’s dying wish for Yarnspinner is for him to become a writer. After reading the manuscript, however, he is so overtaken with ecstacy that he feels he has to go to the City of Dreaming Books to find the author of the manuscript. To make a long story short, Yarnspinner meets the shark grub Pfistomel Smyke, who claims to know the author and be able to track him down. Unfortunately, Smyke is not as benevolent as he seems; he poisons Yarnspinner with a book (yes, a book), and treacherously maroons him in the city’s labyrinthine catacombs. Yarnspinner’s only hope of getting out is to find the elusive Copohnius Regenshein, the famous bookhunter. Along the way, he must watch out for bookhunters, harpies, the fearsome booklings, and the legendary Shadow King.
Walter Moers’ imagination is so very much unlike any others! The plot gets really twisted and the characters are so greatly developed and magical. I enjoyed every page of this book! The story plays in a world named Zamonia, populated by the most wondrous creatures.
It is not going to be easy to read this book, because it is nothing like the usually fantasystuff. But to me – it was so worth it. It has its funny moments, I loved all the well-thought-out characters and the very obvious love declaration to books. Because this book is all about books and I very much recommend it!