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Tag Archives: magic
Book of December 2, 2009
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.
Book of November 24, 2009
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 [...]
Book of November 15, 2009
A pastiche of Dumas' The Three Musketeers, set in Brust's fantasy world of Dragaera.
Book of November 11, 2009
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
Book of November 2, 2009
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.
Book of October 21, 2009
Demons stalk the earth, science fiction, and comic books.
Book of October 7, 2009
It starts as a more realistic take on The Borrowers, but grows both height and depth (as Pratchett will).
Book of September 21, 2009
A fairy-tale of humor, wisdom, and the most astonishing style.