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(Original post by Abiraleft)
Err, yeah I get that. That's why I went :toofunny: :p:

Anyway... whose the second best author in the world, iyo?:p:
Hmmm, an excellent question

If I had to write one down, it would be Robin Hobb. But there are so many brilliant authors out there. :top:
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Hmmm, an excellent question

If I had to write one down, it would be Robin Hobb. But there are so many brilliant authors out there. :top:
What do you think of Philip Pullman? His 'His Dark Materials' are some of my favourite books. They're fantasy, kind of, aren't they?

Also, do you also read surreal material?
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What do you think of Philip Pullman? His 'His Dark Materials' are some of my favourite books. They're fantasy, kind of, aren't they?

Also, do you also read surreal material?
I loved them, they're excellent books .

Surreal material? How do you mean? :confused:
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I loved them, they're excellent books .

Surreal material? How do you mean? :confused:
I'm not sure... Gabriel Garcia Marquez? That kind of thing?

Not fantasy, but a bit fantastic (not meaning good (although they are - extremely!) but in the imagined sense).
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I'm not sure... Gabriel Garcia Marquez? That kind of thing?

Not fantasy, but a bit fantastic (not meaning good (although they are - extremely!) but in the imagined sense).
Lol, never heard of that author.

I tend to stick to high fantasy and leave it there :sad: :getmecoat:.
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Lol, never heard of that author.

I tend to stick to high fantasy and leave it there :sad: :getmecoat:.
Ah, okay. I don't know many fantasy authors/books, tbh. Just Pullman.... and Jim Butcher. :p:
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Ah, okay. I don't know many fantasy authors/books, tbh. Just Pullman.... and Jim Butcher. :p:
Well, once you're hooked on Jim Butcher (a matter of when and not if), I'll be happy to introduce you to the world of brilliant authors :p:.
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Well, once you're hooked on Jim Butcher (a matter of when and not if), I'll be happy to introduce you to the world of brilliant authors :p:.
Excellent, thanks.

Btw, just curious - how would you define the fantasy genre?
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Excellent, thanks.

Btw, just curious - how would you define the fantasy genre?
Er... generally any works that pertains to the use and/or existence of "magic". Or whatever other term means the same thing.

That's basically what separates fiction from fantasy. I think, anyway.
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Er... generally any works that pertains to the use and/or existence of "magic". Or whatever other term means the same thing.

That's basically what separates fiction from fantasy. I think, anyway.
I think that's the 'magic realism' sub-genre you mean mate, fantasy is I suppose just classed as fiction with an unlimited amount of imagination added in (I.e you have to suspend disbelief), fiction is more believable. :woo:
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I think that's the 'magic realism' sub-genre you mean mate, fantasy is I suppose just classed as fiction with an unlimited amount of imagination added in (I.e you have to suspend disbelief), fiction is more believable. :woo:
Magic Realism?

Isn't that term oxymoronic?

Besides, I already said I didn't know if there was an official definition. What I gave was my opinion . Anything that deals with "magic" is fantasy - otherwise it's just fiction.

That's what makes sense to me, any road.
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Magic Realism = Gabriel Garcia Marquez & co.

And yeah, he did say it was his personal defn. But then again, Altruistic1 was just debating.
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Lol, I agree that things should be standardised and defined categorically, where possible.

But sometimes people take it to extremes... and then it just gets ridiculous.

I was asked how I would define fantasy, so I told you lol. Whether that falls into some other sub-category of classification or not is hardly even the point lol.

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Welllll.... you were giving your own definition of fantasy, and Altruistic1 was suggesting a definition he thought was better. Nobody's saying you're wrong or anything, it's just a discussion.
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I know, man... :p:

So, Book 12 of the Wheel of Time is out this year :teeth:. Anyone else excited about it?
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Jim Butcher?
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Jim Butcher?
:facepalm:

Oh dear, son.

No, not Jim Butcher, although his next book's out at the end of November :teeth:.

No, this is Robert Jordan - or, more accurately, Brendon Sanderson, as RJ died a couple of years ago. The first volume of the last book in the series known as the Wheel of Time.

Definitely worth reading :top:.
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Oh, okay. Is it fantasy?
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Oh, okay. Is it fantasy?
Everything I read is fantasy .

So, yes.
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yay

i've just finished london fields by martin amis. i don't even know what happened. damn the first book i seriously didnt take in. :sad:
didn't interest me at all.
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