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20794567 No.20794567 [Reply] [Original]

Name a SINGLE GOOD fantasy novel. A. single. one.

>> No.20794572

Wizard of EarthSea

Now go take your bath

>> No.20794577

Pedro Paramo

>> No.20794580

R Scott Bakker - The Darkness That Comes Before
William Hope Hodgson - The Night Land

>> No.20794592

theres plenty, you just have to dig through the excess of YA "shirtless male model on the cover" smut for women

>> No.20794595

There aren't any.

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This is it bro. If you want to read Malazan read this first then go back and read the first book, it was written ten years before it was published and completely incomprehensible to newfags

>> No.20794599

Commercial fiction has produced absolutely nothing of value, and its transition into a trailer park for faggots is probably an improvement.

>> No.20794605

The Broken Sword
I doubt you read much of anything if that's your grand analysis of literature and "commercial fiction" which is funny considering the majority of the so-called "canon(s)" are shilled by the Big Five and academia to make you buy their books and critical introductions, monographs, as well as companions.

>> No.20794609

The Hobbit

>> No.20794800

The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison

>> No.20794803

Just read this on a whim. It was a real pleasure.

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>> No.20794813

There's this underrated writer named JRR Tolkien. He wrote a novel named Lord of the Rings. You should read it sometime.

>> No.20794820

what are good fantasy novels for adults, or at least 20s lol

>> No.20794834

not him but my canon is homer, hesiod, virgil, ovid, dante, shakespeare, milton, goethe. if you disagree, you gay.

>> No.20795593

The Sword in the Storm

>> No.20795596

Gustav Meyrink collection. It's up to me to praise this good name on /lit/ it seems.

>> No.20795628

The Bible.

>> No.20795631

The Crock of Gold

>> No.20796528

Lord of the rings, stupid frogposter

>> No.20796535

Anything by Calvino

>> No.20796590
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Gravity's Rainbow

>> No.20796621

Stupid forgposter.

>> No.20796648

the iron dragon's daughter

>> No.20797145

Translated as: Name a fantasy novel that I agree is good, and also enjoyed.

>> No.20797201

holy. fucking. based

>> No.20797216

This is the answer OP. After reading malazan absolutely nothing else comes close. It's just that good. The first 7 books blew my fucking mind

>> No.20797219

First page of darkness felt like incomprehensible nonsense

>> No.20797220

Lyonesse trilogy is probs the only good fantasy I've found so far, and I've tried BotNS and Gormenghast. BotNS is an overrated meme and Gormenghast is just alright.

>> No.20797416

Heard Warhammer is nice.

>> No.20797458

Mother of Learning
Warlock of the Magus World

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