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Magic Realism

Description: A literary genre or style that incorporates magic, fantastic or mythical elements into otherwise realistic fiction. Originally associated with some Latin American literature during the 1940s, but from the 1960's to the present also with some post-modernist North American and European literature.

Based on tag: magical realism

Members: 44 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
40,720 members, 629 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: alex68 (1), lunaindigo (1), Fausto.Gimondi (1), andomck (1), thecoroner (1), balmerline (1), ErikaLH.LFL (1), CGlanovsky (1), macha (1), eromsted (1), ahef1963 (1)6 more, roby72 (1), matthewmason (2), merrystar (10), 3709459s (11), Her_Royal_Orangeness (36), Tinuvia

Score: 60.48

2
10,594 members, 172 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), rplinke (1), andomck (2), ramsesiii (2), flisle (2), matthewmason (3), Dilara86 (3), ManWithAnAgenda (4), CGlanovsky (4), alex68 (11), CharlesTheB (14)2 more, 3709459s (17), ahef1963 (39)

Score: 37.66

3
16,529 members, 349 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: indigorising (1), lunaindigo (2), eromsted (2), leigonj (3), andomck (3), ppqq (3), mspixieears (3), CGlanovsky (3), balmerline (5), ahef1963 (6), CharlesTheB (13)3 more, roby72 (13), thecoroner (14), macha (16)

Thumbs down: 3709459s

Score: 37.44

4
11,453 members, 235 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: ramsesiii (1), matthewmason (1), flisle (1), thecoroner (2), balmerline (2), mspixieears (2), Dilara86 (2), alex68 (3), ahef1963 (4), 3709459s (9), roby72 (10)

Score: 35.88

Explanations:

matthewmason (1): Also a hallmark classic of postmodernist plot construction.

5
25,569 members, 378 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (1), ErikaLH.LFL (2), lunaindigo (3), eromsted (3), balmerline (4), merrystar (5), matthewmason (5), CharlesTheB (6), ahef1963 (7), 3709459s (13), macha (15)2 more, roby72 (20), Her_Royal_Orangeness (35)

Score: 34.31

6
18,216 members, 433 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (1), Karoboro (1), leigonj (1), thecoroner (3), roby72 (4), ramsesiii (5), alex68 (8), CharlesTheB (8), balmerline (8), 3709459s (18), Tinuvia

Score: 32.66

7
8,389 members, 186 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: mspixieears (1), 3709459s (2), balmerline (3), merrystar (4), matthewmason (4), Dilara86 (4), CGlanovsky (5), roby72 (5), thecoroner (11), alex68 (12), macha (14)1 more, CharlesTheB (17)

Score: 32.62

8
20,858 members, 251 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: JadeSerena (1), CharlesTheB (2), ppqq (2), gypsysmom (3), ramsesiii (3), rplinke (3), balmerline (7), mspixieears (8), thecoroner (10), alex68 (13), roby72 (26)1 more, macha (29)

Score: 32.53

9
16,534 members, 441 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: electrice (1), indigorising (2), gypsysmom (4), lunaindigo (4), eromsted (4), ppqq (6), CGlanovsky (8), mspixieears (11), CharlesTheB (15), 3709459s (15), roby72 (19)

Score: 28.96

10
40,769 members, 969 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ppqq (1), kara.shamy (2), ErikaLH.LFL (3), gypsysmom (5), lunaindigo (5), 3709459s (5), KimarieBee (5), mspixieears (9), ahef1963 (10), roby72 (41), ManWithAnAgenda (46)

Thumbs down: CharlesTheB

Score: 26.78

11
6,745 members, 100 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1), alex68 (2), vishbhavsar (2), roby72 (2), 3709459s (3), andomck (4), thecoroner (4), balmerline (9)

Score: 25.1

12
12,646 members, 227 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: roby72 (3), amberwitch (4), ErikaLH.LFL (4), lunaindigo (6), merrystar (6), thecoroner (8), alex68 (9), 3709459s (16), CGlanovsky (16), CharlesTheB (25)

Score: 24.28

13
12,752 members, 230 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky (2), ahef1963 (3), ppqq (5), thecoroner (5), roby72 (6), alex68 (10), mspixieears (10), 3709459s (24)

Score: 20.62

14
23,575 members, 305 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: CharlesTheB (1), kara.shamy (5), gypsysmom (6), lunaindigo (7), ppqq (14), mspixieears (21), ManWithAnAgenda (45), ahef1963 (78)

Score: 18.52

15
8,969 members, 182 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: electrice (2), indigorising (3), ramsesiii (4), CharlesTheB (12), CGlanovsky (17), macha (31), Tinuvia

Score: 18.09

16
34,656 members, 575 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (3), gypsysmom (7), merrystar (12), ppqq (12), mspixieears (22), balmerline (23), ahef1963 (31), ManWithAnAgenda (44)

Score: 16.72

17
12,364 members, 169 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: indigorising (4), leigonj (4), ppqq (11), mspixieears (15), balmerline (20), CharlesTheB (23), 3709459s (26), Tinuvia

Thumbs down: electrice

Score: 16.42

18
23,211 members, 547 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2), gypsysmom (8), ppqq (9), CharlesTheB (10), balmerline (12), macha (13), ahef1963 (16), ManWithAnAgenda (43)

Thumbs down: andomck

Score: 16.12

19
6,648 members, 61 reviews
3.32 stars (3.32 stars)

Lists: CharlesTheB (4), indigorising (5), hailelib (6), merrystar (8), thecoroner (13), 3709459s (19), roby72 (42)

Score: 16.03

20
20,456 members, 381 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: ErikaLH.LFL (5), ahef1963 (5), gypsysmom (9), roby72 (12), andomck (16), balmerline (19), CharlesTheB (21), ManWithAnAgenda (42)

Thumbs down: 3709459s

Score: 15.16

21
12,592 members, 880 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: hailelib (1), Dilara86 (6), gypsysmom (10), CharlesTheB (11), balmerline (14), ManWithAnAgenda (41)

Score: 14.65

22
909 members, 8 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: alex68 (4), thecoroner (6), CGlanovsky (6), balmerline (11), mspixieears (13), 3709459s (14), roby72 (22)

Thumbs down: CharlesTheB

Score: 14.16

23
6,915 members, 173 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: hailelib (5), lunaindigo (8), merrystar (13), andomck (17), CharlesTheB (29), macha (37), ManWithAnAgenda (40)

Score: 14.07

24
11,881 members, 366 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (3), CharlesTheB (7), 3709459s (8), balmerline (17), ahef1963 (18), CGlanovsky (28)

Score: 13.53

25
2,782 members, 66 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: alex68 (5), thecoroner (7), roby72 (9), CGlanovsky (14), CharlesTheB (20), balmerline (21)

Score: 13.27

26
40,508 members, 644 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: andomck (6), gypsysmom (14), CharlesTheB (19), mspixieears (23), ppqq (28), ManWithAnAgenda (39), ahef1963 (44)

Score: 13.26

27
8,588 members, 160 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: rplinke (4), ramsesiii (6), andomck (14), CGlanovsky (15), CharlesTheB (24), macha (30)

Score: 13

28
17,859 members, 390 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), aulsmith (4), indigorising (8), CharlesTheB (9), gypsysmom (11), balmerline (22)

Thumbs down: homeless

Score: 12.92

29
16,666 members, 414 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (6), ppqq (7), balmerline (10), mspixieears (12), ahef1963 (14), 3709459s (25), roby72 (52)

Thumbs down: CharlesTheB

Score: 12.76

30
10,847 members, 128 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: CharlesTheB (5), ahef1963 (8), CGlanovsky (10), balmerline (15), roby72 (24), ManWithAnAgenda (38)

Score: 12.75

31
10,859 members, 250 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: vishbhavsar (1), macha (2), hailelib (3), mspixieears (4), ahef1963 (70)

Thumbs down: CharlesTheB

Score: 12.61

32
18,265 members, 216 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: dara85 (2), kara.shamy (4), ppqq (8), ramsesiii (8), ManWithAnAgenda (37)

Score: 12.57

33
39,595 members, 2,041 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: lunaindigo (10), dara85 (11), KimarieBee (11), gypsysmom (12), ahef1963 (30), CharlesTheB (36)

Score: 12.13

34
37,442 members, 1,233 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (9), gypsysmom (13), ahef1963 (13), thecoroner (15), CharlesTheB (28), roby72 (47)

Score: 11.82

35
4,117 members, 56 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: ppqq (10), mspixieears (14), CharlesTheB (16), CGlanovsky (19), 3709459s (21), macha (35)

Score: 11.75

36
18,899 members, 447 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12), ppqq (13), Dilara86 (14), gypsysmom (16), balmerline (18), ManWithAnAgenda (36), roby72 (45)

Thumbs down: CharlesTheB

Score: 11.44

37
9,708 members, 110 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: eromsted (5), kara.shamy (6), ErikaLH.LFL (6), gypsysmom (15), CharlesTheB (22), roby72 (29)

Thumbs down: 3709459s

Score: 11.39

38
7,849 members, 315 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: indigorising (6), ramsesiii (7), CGlanovsky (12), balmerline (13), roby72 (14)

Score: 11.34

39
3,199 members, 128 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: CharlesTheB (3), electrice (3), eromsted (6), indigorising (10)

Score: 10.88

40
2,753 members, 215 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: amberwitch (1), KimarieBee (3), lunaindigo (9), dara85 (17), roby72 (46)

Thumbs down: CharlesTheB

Score: 10.86

41
4,658 members, 56 reviews
4.6 stars (4.6 stars)

Lists: 3709459s (4), andomck (15), balmerline (16), CGlanovsky (20), macha (34)

Score: 10.41

42
9,426 members, 157 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: macha (7), aulsmith (10), mspixieears (16), CharlesTheB (32), ManWithAnAgenda (35)

Score: 10.04

43
6,259 members, 79 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8), indigorising (14), andomck (18), CharlesTheB (26), macha (32)

Score: 9.84

44
34,659 members, 958 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: merrystar (3), 3709459s (6), ahef1963 (9), lunaindigo (11), thecoroner (16), roby72 (39)

Thumbs down: CharlesTheB, Tomleesteenboek

Score: 9.7

46
15,399 members, 1,176 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (4), Her_Royal_Orangeness (8), 3709459s (12), lunaindigo (14), gypsysmom (17)

Thumbs down: CharlesTheB

Score: 9.39

47
3,035 members, 82 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (7), gypsysmom (18), macha (26), CharlesTheB (37), ahef1963 (59)

Score: 9.24

48
865 members, 17 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: alex68 (7), roby72 (8), thecoroner (9), CharlesTheB (43)

Score: 8.71

49
18,147 members, 284 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: merrystar (15), gypsysmom (19), ppqq (27), CharlesTheB (39), macha (77)

Score: 8.65

50
1,947 members, 27 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: hailelib (4), indigorising (12), ahef1963 (24), CharlesTheB (31)

Score: 8.48

51
33,648 members, 916 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: dara85 (5), hailelib (7), gypsysmom (20), ahef1963 (22), CharlesTheB (41)

Thumbs down: 3709459s

Score: 8.45

52
2,958 members, 41 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: andomck (8), macha (12), indigorising (13), CharlesTheB (33)

Score: 8.3

53
17,300 members, 261 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: mspixieears (6), indigorising (9), lunaindigo (12), 3709459s (22), ahef1963 (62)

Thumbs down: CharlesTheB

Score: 8.29

54
2,963 members, 41 reviews
3.3 stars (3.3 stars)

Lists: electrice (4), Dilara86 (11), ManWithAnAgenda (34), CharlesTheB (40)

Score: 8.27

55
4,664 members, 65 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: merrystar (7), 3709459s (10), roby72 (25), CharlesTheB (34)

Score: 8.15

56
10,234 members, 177 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: mspixieears (5), andomck (7), CharlesTheB (35), macha (78)

Score: 8.13

57
4,686 members, 351 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: amberwitch (3), dara85 (3), lunaindigo (13), roby72 (35)

Thumbs down: CharlesTheB

Score: 7.83

58
13,300 members, 338 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: indigorising (15), ppqq (24), ManWithAnAgenda (33), ahef1963 (37)

Score: 7.13

59
538 members, 10 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (17), macha (21), CharlesTheB (38), roby72 (40)

Score: 7.04

60
522 members, 25 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (1), indigorising (7), merrystar (9)

Thumbs down: CharlesTheB

Score: 6.77

61
2,088 members, 218 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: amberwitch (9), dara85 (12), lunaindigo (15)

Score: 6.49

62
1,053 members, 109 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: amberwitch (8), dara85 (14), lunaindigo (16)

Score: 6.45

63
6,321 members, 209 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: leigonj (5), CGlanovsky (13), CharlesTheB (42)

Score: 6.35

64
936 members, 32 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: amberwitch (2), aulsmith (5), Dilara86 (9)

Thumbs down: CharlesTheB

Score: 6.35

65
2,164 members, 37 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (1), CGlanovsky (11), 3709459s (20)

Thumbs down: CharlesTheB

Score: 6.09

66
4,873 members, 148 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: amberwitch (6), roby72 (27), ManWithAnAgenda (32)

Score: 5.99

67
6,281 members, 133 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: andomck (5), ppqq (16), CGlanovsky (23), roby72 (54)

Thumbs down: CharlesTheB

Score: 5.98

68
1,882 members, 96 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (7), andomck (19), CharlesTheB (44)

Score: 5.93

69
1,728 members, 19 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (8), andomck (20), CharlesTheB (45)

Score: 5.81

70
6,633 members, 101 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: hailelib (2), macha (3), ahef1963 (85)

Thumbs down: CharlesTheB

Score: 5.72

71
18,158 members, 329 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (9), roby72 (38), CharlesTheB (46)

Score: 5.46

72
25,759 members, 979 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: roby72 (17), gypsysmom (27), ManWithAnAgenda (31)

Score: 5.42

73
7,210 members, 132 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: ppqq (18), mspixieears (19), CharlesTheB (47)

Score: 5.39

74
4,522 members, 91 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: andomck (23), macha (25), CharlesTheB (27)

Score: 5.37

75
4,885 members, 70 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: andomck (10), ahef1963 (40), CharlesTheB (48)

Score: 5.36

76
2,328 members, 28 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: indigorising (11), macha (23), 3709459s (28), ahef1963 (41)

Thumbs down: CharlesTheB

Score: 5.34

77
2,133 members, 87 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (21), roby72 (28), Her_Royal_Orangeness (33)

Score: 5.28

78
13,542 members, 252 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11), roby72 (44), CharlesTheB (49)

Score: 5.26

79
5,614 members, 31 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: andomck (11), CharlesTheB (50), macha (59)

Score: 5.14

80
2,399 members, 126 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2), ManWithAnAgenda (30)

Score: 5.07

81
5,617 members, 330 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: andomck (25), ManWithAnAgenda (29), macha (50)

Score: 5.02

82
1,201 members, 66 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness (14), 3709459s (23), ManWithAnAgenda (28), macha (71)

Thumbs down: CharlesTheB

Score: 5.01

83
19,033 members, 436 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (27), ppqq (29), ahef1963 (81)

Score: 4.81

84
6,376 members, 316 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (5), ahef1963 (20)

Score: 4.57

85
7,420 members, 87 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: ppqq (31), ManWithAnAgenda (51), ahef1963 (86)

Score: 4.51

86
1,184 members, 23 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: amberwitch (7), roby72 (16)

Score: 4.46

87
814 members, 19 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (6), Her_Royal_Orangeness (23)

Score: 4.38

88
1,825 members, 56 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: amberwitch (5), Her_Royal_Orangeness (32)

Score: 4.36

89
9,005 members, 632 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (6), ManWithAnAgenda (26)

Score: 4.33

90
39,040 members, 701 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: mspixieears (20), 3709459s (27), gypsysmom (31), ppqq (37), ahef1963 (76)

Thumbs down: aulsmith, electrice

Score: 4.32

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I'd just call it fantasy

91
2,470 members, 169 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (10), Her_Royal_Orangeness (19)

Score: 4.17

92
702 members, 19 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (7), andomck (22), Her_Royal_Orangeness (24)

Thumbs down: CharlesTheB

Score: 4.11

93
3,158 members, 262 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness (9), ManWithAnAgenda (25)

Score: 4.1

94
2,236 members, 53 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: 3709459s (7), CGlanovsky (18), ahef1963 (32)

Thumbs down: CharlesTheB

Score: 4.08

95
5,787 members, 135 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: amberwitch (12), gypsysmom (30)

Score: 3.86

96
7,418 members, 192 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness (13), gypsysmom (29)

Score: 3.83

97
4,410 members, 136 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness (12), ppqq (15), roby72 (36)

Thumbs down: CharlesTheB

Score: 3.82

98
1,808 members, 39 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (15), gypsysmom (28)

Score: 3.77

99
3,119 members, 45 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (8), ahef1963 (87)

Score: 3.69

100
7,509 members, 147 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: mspixieears (7), gypsysmom (26), ahef1963 (57)

Thumbs down: electrice

Score: 3.69

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