Where are you in Fantasyland? October 2018
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>1 seitherin:, ..... something tells me Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling) didn't write that one.
Cross-media stuff: I just came across & bought the 1975 Michael Moorcock album "New Worlds Fair". I'd forgotten he did music. It's surprisingly good musically, and the concept & lyrics are interesting in places, though overwrought in others. Certainly fits the dark fantasy genre.
It also interested me to perceive a whole mini-genre: that of the dark carnival or circus. Books that come to mind are The Circus of Dr. Lao and Something Wicked This Way Comes. Musically, Buckethead, consciously or not, is following after Moorcock in his "Bucketheadland" albums. And darkest of all might be the movie Freaks.
Funny - I've liked fantasy, and certainly dark fantasy, for years; but never noticed the repetition of the carnival theme.
As Mommy Fortuna says in The Last Unicorn "Creatures of night, brought to light!" (Not a dark fantasy, but certainly a dark carnival episode.)
Just finished Half a War by Abercrombie. I liked it much better than the First Law books (in fact I never bothered to read the third volume of that.)
I was in possibly fictional small-town USA with an American Ghoul, a nice coming of age with a twist.
Now reading Mars by Ben Bova as the second book in the "Reader Recommended Order" of the Grand Tour....
Finished "The Lost Steersman" (Gawd, Rosemary Kirstein is like magic in how she gets across Rowan's worldview of learning, learning, learning being the overriding priority at an instinctual level.
Popping back over to the World of the Five Gods to finish out the final (?) two Penric novellas, starting with Mira's Last Dance.
Added The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction March/April 2018 edited by C. C. Finlay to my reading rotation.
>23 tardis: This is the first time I've tried to read it. Got the book as a freebie. Wasn't impressed.
>23 tardis:, after similar experiences I tend not to revisit anything else that I remember loving that much at that age, to preserve the memory. And I've eased away from strongly recommending them, just in case.
>24 seitherin:, a few years back I tried the start of another of his series, Her Majesty's Wizard. Same impression. Maybe if I'd read that in the 80s when I thought everything was great, and not since, I'd sing a different tune.
Finished The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction March/April 2018 edited by C. C. Finlay. Mostly a meh issue for me.
>25 Cecrow: This is the only Stasheff I've ever read. I've no interest in ever reading anything else.
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