The German version was released in Autumn , and the English version followed in Autumn Protagonist Optimus Yarnspinner Hildegunst von Mythenmetz in the German text is a Lindworm dinosaur who inherits his authorial godfather 's possessions, including a perfect story written by an unknown author, in search of whom he travels to Bookholm, a city devoted to literature above labyrinthine catacombs containing many valuable books, among various monsters and perils. There, a publisher directs him to antagonist Pfistomel Smyke, who possesses the most valuable books on the market and controls the book trade by musical hypnosis. At his house, Smyke reveals his plan to eradicate all forms of art in Zamonia; drugs Yarnspinner; and transfers him to the catacombs. Waking, Yarnspinner attempts to reach the surface, but falls victim to a trap and re-appears in Unholm, the monster-infested rubbish dump of the catacombs. Wandering out, he falls victim to a Spinxxx, a spider -like monster, but is rescued by a Bookhunter one of the murderous mercenaries who explore the catacombs in search of ancient books , who thereafter tries to eat Yarnspinner, but is killed by an unknown force.
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Rating details. Sort order. Nov 04, Tilly rated it it was amazing. Turning my favorite book into a graphic novel? That sounds like something I would like. And I did. Review follows. Apr 08, Ella rated it really liked it. I was actually kind of putting off reading this book for some reason - I think the full page of text at the start scared me off.
However, I was pleasantly surprised when I started that I could actually understand it very well I think I sometimes underestimate my language skills! I read the German version, of course, but I wouldn't mind finding an English copy at some time in the future for comparison I hear the translation is very good. The book also wasn't nearly as long as I imagined. Beca I was actually kind of putting off reading this book for some reason - I think the full page of text at the start scared me off.
Because of the long glossary at the end, the actual story was a lot shorter than I anticipated and because of all the pictures there was a lot less text than for a ordinary book that size, as well.
I admit I didn't actually realise the story had finished until I was halfway through the glossary and noticed that it wasn't just an interesting section in the middle, but the whole rest of the book! Don't think it ended very conclusively, but I guess that's because there's more that follow on.
Dec 13, Alexander Trampe rated it it was amazing. I haven't read the novel; so, I can't compare the two. Anyway, the illustration is just great - you can spend lots of time admiring the images and discovering new details. Aug 12, Laura rated it it was amazing. Aug 28, Lea Kawaletz rated it it was amazing.
Holy shit! Feb 08, Lele'slittlebookworld rated it it was amazing. Apr 15, Blanche rated it it was amazing. The drawings and story fit together so perfectly. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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