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Another Day, Another Dungeon
     

Another Day, Another Dungeon

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by Greg Costikyan
 

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ISBN-13:
9780812501407
Publisher:
Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
Publication date:
10/28/1990
Product dimensions:
4.33(w) x 6.81(h) x 1.06(d)

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Another Day, Another Dungeon 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sadly out of print, this is a really funny book that will appeal to any fan of the fantasy genre, and is worth the trouble to track down in a second-hand bookstore or online when you can find it. This book is a satire of most well-known fantasy novels and more specifically fantasy role-playing games as well. Each character is a slightly more twisted caricature of familiar fantasy tropes, which are often caricatures themselves, such as the bookish wizard, the brutish barbarian, the greedy rogue, etc. The plot is fairly straightforward at first, but even its straightforwardness is a jab at the often paper-thin plots holding together similar fantasy novels and games, which mostly exist as an excuse to tie together various action scenes. The main character literally goes "adventuring" because it is expected of him after finishing his wizarding degree. The other characters join him out of typical motivations of greed or because they have nothing better to do. What makes this book magical however, is the writing style, the wit, and the surgical skewering of the fantasy genre. The author has a pedigree of working on fantasy and gaming fields. He knows his source material well and is skilled at pointing out all of the idiosyncrasies and inconsistencies inherent in the genre, with hilarious results.