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by Nick Rennison,Stephen E. Andrews

Fantasy is one of the most visible genres in popular culture - we see the creation of magical and imagined worlds and characters in every type of media, with very strong fan bases in tow. This latest guide in the successful Bloomsbury Must-Read series covers work from a wide range of authors: Tolkien, Philip Pullman, Terry Pratchett, Michael Moorcock, Rudyard Kipling and C.S Lewis to very contemporary writers such as Garth Nix and Steven Erikson. If you want to expand your range of reading or deepen your understanding of this genre, this is the best place to start.
Download 100 Must-read Fantasy Novels epub
ISBN: 1408114879
ISBN13: 978-1408114872
Category: Literature
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Author: Nick Rennison,Stephen E. Andrews
Language: English
Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (September 21, 2009)
Pages: 208 pages
ePUB size: 1443 kb
FB2 size: 1904 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 798
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It is no big revelation to say that an opinion by its very nature is purely a subjective statement. All opinions are as equally 'right' as they are 'wrong'. And even though we are all our very own 'experts' we nevertheless tend to consult the service of the so-called expert ... promising an assessment which might feel even a little bit 'right-er'.
In the arena of things which rely on measurable facts (as i.e. technical stuff) this method is thoroughly a helpful possibility.
More questionable the issue however becomes in a compilation of something like this little book of Nick Rennison.
As for example this expert found it not worth mentioning the work of Lloyd Alexander with not even one word(?!). One of the finest fantasy writers who has touched the hearts of millions of readers ... as his moving Chronicles of Prydain enchantedly 'force' us (in our little circle of family-experts) to read again and again.
On the other hand authors/novels are evaluated in this elaborate ranking of 100-Must-Read's which I would have never dreamed that they had earned the 'right' to be raised so high.
This is a balanced and unpretentious set of reviews of fantasy novels. It is great to see it recognize critically authors like David Eddings and Terry Brooks, who until now have been snubbed unfairly because of their commercial success. There are also some strange, foreign and unusual choices which are rather brave. I find it great that authors I have known were truly good for a long time are finally recognized as being so, like Tad Williams and China Mievelle. It is interesting to compare this book with David Pringle's older one, "Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels".