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The Tough Guide to Fantasyland: The Essential Guide to Fantasy Travel

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  • Posted August 14, 2009

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    One of the funniest books I've ever read!!

    I'm a huge fantasy fan who also loves to write fantasy. I do my best to avoid using cliches, and this book is helpful for that. Even better, the author has a really great and sarcastic sense of humor, so reading all the cliches was even more fun! Anyone who reads or writes fantasy should own a copy of this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2012

    If you're enough of a fan of fantasy to have a sense of the usua

    If you're enough of a fan of fantasy to have a sense of the usual tropes
    and cliches of the genre, this book is an absolute must-read. The first
    time I read it, my teenage son, who also devours fantasy fiction, kept
    running into the room to ask me what was so funny because I kept
    bursting out into fits of giggling. Wynne-Jones's observations are
    spot-on, lacerating and absolutely hysterical. Once you've read it, I
    guarantee that you will not be able to see 'stew' on the menu anywhere
    without laughing.

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  • Posted January 2, 2012

    Well Worth the Waiting and Searching, and One of the Best Books a Fantasy Writer Could Possibly Read

    I spent years searching for this while it was out of print, and was practically dancing for joy when I found out it was being re-printed. It was worth all of the searching and waiting to get my hands on a copy. The book is funny to read straight through for fun, but also incredibly useful to anyone who loves writing, especially in the fantasy genre because of its attention to details ranging from character tropes to settings, and various cliches that can be found in fantasy. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy, and any aspiring fantasy author.

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