Book Reviews of The Tough Guide to Fantasyland (Daw Fantasy Anthology)

The Tough Guide to Fantasyland (Daw Fantasy Anthology)
The Tough Guide to Fantasyland - Daw Fantasy Anthology
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
ISBN-13: 9780886778323
ISBN-10: 0886778328
Publication Date: 12/1/1998
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: DAW
Book Type: Paperback
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A tongue-in-cheek (yet accurate) guide to the stock cliches of fantasy fiction.
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This is a cute, silly, and somewhat humorous A-Z guide to Fantasyland. It covers all of the most common events and characters that you'll find in any fantasy novel. It isn't great, but is definitely fun to flip through.
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A quirky little book with lots of funny stuff in it. It totally reminds me of playing several RPGs either on paper or video games. Granted, it's not a total representation of all popular fantasy worlds, but there are several you will most likely recognize in passing. Overall fun read.
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A quirky little book with lots of funny stuff in it. It totally reminds me of playing several RPGs either on paper or video games. Granted, it's not a total representation of all popular fantasy worlds, but there are several you will most likely recognize in passing. Overall fun read.
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A quirky little book with lots of funny stuff in it. It totally reminds me of playing several RPGs either on paper or video games. Granted, it's not a total representation of all popular fantasy worlds, but there are several you will most likely recognize in passing. Overall fun read.
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A quirky little book with lots of funny stuff in it. It totally reminds me of playing several RPGs either on paper or video games. Granted, it's not a total representation of all popular fantasy worlds, but there are several you will most likely recognize in passing. Overall fun read.
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A humorous yet insightful dictionary of fantasyland. Interested in the history of elves? Need to understand the rules of the mountain pass? You'll find the answers here.
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Amusing, but not as funny or insightful as it could be.
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I decided to read this book when I saw it referred to in a column by a editor at Tor Books, and I foud it to be a lot of fun. It's a very irreverent look at all the people, places, objects and situations that are written into fantasy novels and stories over and over.

I've also found it to be very useful. I like to write fantasy stories for fun, and my rule is that if it's in this book, I either don't use it at all or make sure to really screw with it until it doesn't fit the cliche.
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A quirky little book with lots of funny stuff in it. It totally reminds me of playing several RPGs either on paper or video games. Granted, it's not a total representation of all popular fantasy worlds, but there are several you will most likely recognize in passing. Overall fun read.
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A quirky little book with lots of funny stuff in it. It totally reminds me of playing several RPGs either on paper or video games. Granted, it's not a total representation of all popular fantasy worlds, but there are several you will most likely recognize in passing. Overall fun read.