Saturday, June 9, 2012

Suggested Readings in Fantasy

Into the Green by John Howe
As I have sometimes been heard to remark, I'm fond of the fantasy genre. As such, I am often asked by friends and followers of my reviews which fantasy books I would suggest they read, but I am wary of making such suggestions lightly. There are books I adore which are extremely long, complex, and idiomatic--not a good fit for everyone. It also seems my definition of 'fantasy' is considered aberrant by many fans. But to meet the demand, here is the list of my favorite fantasy books with brief explanations of why I liked them, and who I think might enjoy them, along with other books that disappointed me. There will be some difficult, complicated works, as well as some wild pulp adventures, which list I shall continually update as I digest new works. You might also check out my fantasy shelf on Goodreads. If you enjoy this list, my blog, or my reviews, you can help to support me by ordering through the Amazon links following each suggestion.