Tag Archives: fantasy

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

First Published: 2013 by Headline My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “Grown-ups don’t look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they’re big and thoughtless and they always know what they’re doing. Inside, they look just like they always … Continue reading

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The Emperor of Dreams: The Lost Worlds of Clark Ashton Smith

Published: Stories first published between 1926 – 1989 (this collection 2002 by Gollancz) My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “The place has the air of a thirsty vampire, waiting to drink me in somehow if it can. It is … Continue reading

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Antarctic Navigation by Elizabeth Arthur

First Published: 1995 (UK edition by Bloomsbury 2004) My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “In a place without bacteria, nothing degrades as you would expect; there are no mice to eat the crumbs of the past, no worms to … Continue reading

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Published:  2011 by Harvill Secker (Vintage Ed. 2012) My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “They are enthusiasts. Devotees. Addicts. Something about the circus stirs their souls and they ache for it when it is absent.” … Continue reading

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The Twyning by Terence Blacker

Published: 2012 by Head of Zeus My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “What is it about this animal that is so bad and terrifying to you? She’s clean, she’s intelligent, she’s gentle – she’s never bitten anyone.” Thoughts: Distinctly … Continue reading

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The Magic Goes Away by Larry Niven

Published: 1982 by Orbit My copy: bought secondhand Memorable quote: “The castles we raised by magic along the coast are falling down. The ambrosia is dying. We must migrate inland. I fear the results if my students can’t learn to … Continue reading

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The Compass Rose by Ursula K. Le Guin

Published: 1982 by Harper and Row (Perennial reissue 2005) My copy: bought secondhand Memorable quote: “But what is life without grumbling, and the occasional opportunity to say, “I told you so”? How could one bear housework, or looking after babies, … Continue reading

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The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett

First Published: 2002 by Corgi (Kindle ed. 2008) My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “As the amazing Maurice said, it was just a story about people and rats. And the difficult part was deciding who the people were, and … Continue reading

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The Prestige by Christopher Priest

First Published: 2005 by Gollancz (New Ed) My copy: Bought in Paperback Memorable quote: “I believe that in this enthralling country, as a new century dawns, anything really is possible, or it can be made possible. My present quest into … Continue reading

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