Wednesday, January 09, 2013

The Best of 2012: Fantasy

One of the many items [old and new] enjoyed by Burbank Public Library staff during 2012, recommended for your consideration:

Libriomancer, by Jim C. Hines, is the doorway to a world in which any sci-fi/fantasy reader would want to live--a place where a special few (and we all know we would be one of those few) can reach into a book and pull any item out into the “real” world! It’s an homage to earlier science fiction and fantasy favorites that also acknowledges newer popular titles, on top of being a great adventure! It’s fun to see how many of the items/books Hines references that you can name/recognize while keeping up with the action as it occurs. A great read!
Editor's note: If you liked this one...some other books in which people go into books or come out of books or interact with characters in books: Inkheart, Inkspell, and Inkdeath, by Cornelia Funke; the Thursday Next mysteries by Jasper Fforde; Storybound, by Marissa Burt; several of E D. Baker's teen novels; Wit's End, by Karen Joy Fowler; and The Looking Glass Wars books by Frank Beddor. Also a lot of fun: Imaginary People: A Who's Who of Modern Fictional Characters, by David Pringle, at 808.83 P9574 2ND ED. 1996 PRING on the library shelves.

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