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The Tough Guide to Fantasyland
The Tough Guide to Fantasyland | Diana Wynne Jones
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The definitive edition of a cult classic by the legendary Diana Wynne Jones. Imagine that all fantasy novels--the ones featuring dragons, knights, wizards, and magic--are set in the same place. That place is called Fantasyland. The Tough Guide to Fantasyland is your travel guide, a handbook to everything you might find: Evil, the Dark Lord, Stew, Boots (but not Socks), and what passes for Economics and Ecology. Both a hilarious send-up of the cliches of the genre and an indispensable guide for writers, The Tough Guide to Fantasyland has been nearly impossible to find for years. Now this cult classic is back, and readers can experience Diana Wynne Jones at her very best: incisive, funny, and wildly imaginative. This is the definitive edition of The Tough Guide, featuring a new map, an entirely new design, and additional material written for it by Diana Wynne Jones. World Fantasy Award Finalist A Hugo Award Finalist (Nonfiction)
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SupTeaReadBooks
The Tough Guide to Fantasyland | Diana Wynne Jones
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#adventrecommends day 13!

If you‘re into classic high fantasy you should read this book. It‘s parody, but you can tell it comes from a place of love - mostly because it‘s got that level of “it‘s funny ‘cos it‘s true!” that can only be achieved by someone who knows the tropes extremely well.

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Rudis
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#readingresolutions #bookandnature While this May be an oddball choice, the book certainly talks about nature a lot - from Alligators (probably extinct) to Forest of Doom to Quicksand to Unicorns!

RJHowe This book is a lot of fun 2y
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Rudis
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#readingresolutions #inheritance I have certainly inherited my father & grandfather‘s love of reading. One of my strongest memories of visiting my Grandparents as a young kid was picking through my grandfather‘s finished books, and taking as many home as my parents would allow!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great memory! 2y
GatheringBooks you are lucky!! :) 2y
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Rudis
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#readingresolutions #red A few red-spines/covers, for when life gets you down.

bunny I love The Tough Guide to Fantasyland! Have you read Dark Lord of Derkholm? It makes a really great companion to Tough Guide. 2y
Rudis @bunny I have not, but I‘ll add it to my list! 😄 2y
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parasolofdoom
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I have so many unread first in a series books laying around and even more on my tbr 😳. I'm still longing for a new fantasy series to get into after Oathbringer a few weeks ago so please recommend your favorite fantasy series and trilogies! Any fantasy subgenre is fine, I just want something to keep me immersed this winter!

#fantasy #recommendations #series #epicfantasy #yafantasy #fairytales

Owlizabeth I think I‘m going to dive into Assassin‘s Apprentice next! (Next fantasy series, that is) (edited) 2y
LazyOwl I'm just starting the wheel of time series. Currently reading the first book 2y
annkuch13 Robin Hobb is great! And I have a soft spot for The Wheel of Time. 2y
lesleythegreater Wheel of Time. You won't regret it. I'm on the second and I can't stop. 2y
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Day 30 Satire:
Love this guide book for your journeys through Fantasy Land. Complete with explanations on stew, bards, treacherous companions, and how to distinguish magic users, this is the perfect companion for any fantastical quest. And it's Dark Lord Approved!
#maybookflowers

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Unfortunately this anthology isn't in the Litsy database. It is mostly comprised of selections from Children's/YA fantasy stories. I hope to have a good time reading it.

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Chrys
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Having read a fair number of fantasy books of questionable writing when I was younger I found this tongue in cheek guide to be a highly amusing read and dead on when poking fun at various tropes.

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Chrys
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Considering the state of the Union I thought I would start planning a trip 🙃

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ozma.of.oz
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#rereads I am a compulsive rereader. Once I've discovered a world I love, I will read it over and over again until the book falls apart. This is the only book where I will read pieces of it every week though. Every time I need a smile or a stress free break, I whip this out. What makes this whole thing even better is that she then wrote a novel set in this fantasy land. #booktober @RealLifeReading

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Dimack17
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So glad I bought this a few weeks ago. Any page I open to is good for a laugh and sure way to improve any lackluster day I have.

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"An indispensable guide for anyone stuck in the realms of fantasy without a magic sword to call their own."
- Terry Pratchett

ozma.of.oz That's a freaking amazing cover! ❤️ 4y
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