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Old 07-25-2007, 07:35 PM
Phantom Dennis is offline
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Fantasy for people who don't like Fantasy

I've never considered myself a fantasy fan, but I'd like to give the genre another chance, considering how much I enjoyed the Harry Potter books. I guess I've always associated fantasy with negative connotations in my mind -- characters that are cardboard cutouts, emphasis on action over substance, and a general lack of psychological depth. I wouldn't mind being proven wrong.

Problem is, I've tried on several occasions to read Lord of the Rings -- the quintessential fantasy series -- and I've never been able to last longer than a few hundred pages. (I liked the Hobbit though). So I guess I'd prefer something a bit lighter than LotR-- something without all the dense, long-winded arcana I associate with Tolkien's books.

Your recommendations would be appreciated.


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