Have you thought of all these topic titles in advance or do you make them up as you go?
Luckily (for once) I have quite a selection to choose from in my TBR pile, but i am leaning towards Best Served Cold by Abercrombie
I'm currently reading the Penguin Classics editions of George MacDonald's complete fairy tales. MacDonald was an influence on both Tolkien and Lewis and I've been curious about his work for a while, this seemed like a suitable entry point.
Yes, you will find that Penguin black classic edition to be a most excellent introduction. You should also be chasing up a copy of the other penguin black classic News from Nowhere and Other Stories, which of course covers some of the writings of that other key pioneer of the Fantasy Genre as it became codified in the brilliant William Morris, surely a Da vinci of his time..... You should also chase up copies of Well at the World's End by Morris and Princess and the Goblin, The Golden Key and Lilith by Macdonald.I'm currently reading the Penguin Classics editions of George MacDonald's complete fairy tales. MacDonald was an influence on both Tolkien and Lewis and I've been curious about his work for a while, this seemed like a suitable entry point.
Opening observations on our obscure opuses:
I needed a bit of a break and have just finished three lightweight reads; a Mike Shepherd Kris Longknife story and a couple of Poul Anderson's Flandry books (confess to being a bit disappointed by them). Now ready to embark on my first Joe Abercrombie - The Blade Itself. I'm hoping my expectations haven't been set to high by all the good things said about him here
Generally I'm winging it. In fact, in this case, I wanted to use the word "omnibus" (as in anthology), but felt that was too limiting.... I also see that Vertigo may have done me one better....
Yes, MacDonald's fairy tales are... quite interesting. It has been ages since I read any of them, but I think you will not be disappointed....
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