* ContestedSequel: The follow-up, ''The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books'' from 2011 (English translation in 2012) has received mixed reactions from fans. Some think it's good, others find it disappointing.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: So, an illustrated novel in which a talking dinosaur sets off to find the world's greatest writer, and much oddity and humor ensue. The problem is, an awful lot of fairly graphic death, horror, and madness are mixed in with the oddity and humor.