Tag Archives: magic

Book of

Motivational speakers, team-building exercises, visualization against cancer, properity gospel, The Secret, “name it and claim it”, life coaches: America’s love affair with magical thinking.
Posted in Reviews | Also tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Book of

A complex fantasy of near-Pratchettian wit and commentary. The rules for Epic Drama are especially funny and meta. As I was reading, I dithered about whether I was going to be able to recommend this book, because of something in the early chapters that really got under my skin. In the event I do recommend it [...]
Posted in Reviews | Also tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book of

A pastiche of Dumas' The Three Musketeers, set in Brust's fantasy world of Dragaera.
Posted in Reviews | Also tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book of

The first Moomin book. Apparently Jansson based many of the characters on her family and friends, which may explain why they are less emotionally stereotyped, more like actual people and less like narrative conventions, than most characters in “realistic” children’s books. actual post date: Nov. 16, 2009
Posted in Reviews | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment

Book of

One of my favorite starter Pratchetts, introducing the Witches of Lancre. More references to Shakespeare than to fantasy, so particularly accessible to readers from outside the genre.
Posted in Reviews | Also tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book of

Demons stalk the earth, science fiction, and comic books.
Posted in Reviews | Also tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Book of

It starts as a more realistic take on The Borrowers, but grows both height and depth (as Pratchett will).
Posted in Reviews | Also tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Book of

A fairy-tale of humor, wisdom, and the most astonishing style.
Posted in Reviews | Also tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment