idescendintomadness said: What do you recommend for someone interested in trying some fantasy?
Valiant by Holly Black!
For a modern take: The Magicians by Lev Grossman
- Jill Rothstein, Andrew Heiskell Library
Urban fantasy with a tough guy wizard? Try Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden series.
Fun and funny satirical fantasy with amazingly profound and poignant moments? Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels.
- Stephanie Whelan, Seward Park Library
Caitlin R. Kiernan for someone interested in urban fantasy.
For someone looking for fantasy with a more traditional sci-fi bent, I’d suggest C.J. Cherryh.
- Jenny Baum, Jefferson Market Library
Thanks nypl! And New Yorkers, if you have not been to the Jefferson Market Library, you are missing out! It is an amazing building.
A Brooklyn Literary Map: The Best Book for Each Brooklyn Neighborhood
Nice! Marine Park and Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrell reppin’ Penguin Originals
Announcing the amazing 2014 5 Under 35 Honorees, now in baseball card form thanks to Buzzfeed Books and Jarry Lee.
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Woot woot Alex Gilvarry! Ya’ll should check out From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant
Animal Farm (by Kieran Tuke)
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