Fantasy: The 100 Best Books

Fantasy The Best Books Home and exile memory and yearning childhood and aging the themes are timeless but the moments captured in these exquisitely told lyrical stories of women alone and abroad lie on the edge of the ce

  • Title: Fantasy: The 100 Best Books
  • Author: James Cawthorn Michael Moorcock
  • ISBN: 9780881843354
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Home and exile, memory and yearning, childhood and aging the themes are timeless, but the moments captured in these exquisitely told lyrical stories of women alone and abroad lie on the edge of the century now ending In The Country Road, eight year old Cathy moves at a heartbreaking pace through lonely days in a Northern Ireland populated by elderly neighbors and menaHome and exile, memory and yearning, childhood and aging the themes are timeless, but the moments captured in these exquisitely told lyrical stories of women alone and abroad lie on the edge of the century now ending In The Country Road, eight year old Cathy moves at a heartbreaking pace through lonely days in a Northern Ireland populated by elderly neighbors and menaced indeterminately by security forces, while the eponymous heroine of Bronagh finds herself wrenched from an idyllic sojourn in Andalucia and thrust into a painful homeward trek when her mother falls ill In A Banal Stain, a graduate student lodging in a once grand house in Lyon confronts the ghosts of France s colonial and Vichy past, and in Morocco the twenty something English painter and her American writer boyfriend of A Recitation of Nomads strive to mend their dreams The Marriage at Antibes is an arranged one, of a Middle Eastern political refugee, long settled in France, and his newly arrived bride At the core of these scrupulously observed, brilliantly realized stories of foreign travel and exotic cultures stand the pull and the power of vital human relationships between men and women, fathers and daughters, landlords and tenants, husbands and wives.

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    1. I really enjoyed this book. 100 really interesting titles of fantasy books. Many I have already read- and a lot I have never heard of. And many I will be reading in the future.Major LIKE factor: These books are not arranged in order from greatest to worst, or vice versa. In order of year of publication-most recent is 1987- this book could be updated. And each has a brief-average of two pages-history/review. Enough to tell you about the book, without becoming authoritative and dull.Attached below [...]

    2. Really, interesting read. I've read some of the books and I agree with the reviews. I can't wait to read the rest and see if I agree with those.

    3. A wonderful reference book, especially for anyone who thinks fantasy fiction began with Tolkien. Fantasy as a publishing genre may have begun with Tolkien, but not as a form of storytelling.

    4. Interesting and I loved to sift through it in order to find new authors and books, and the inroduction and glossary are pretty neat, too.

    5. Not every book listed is a winner (in my opinion, of course), but I've derived a lot of reading pleasure from their choices.

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