Archives for August 13, 2007

Fantasy Pet Peeves

The fantasy section of the bookstore is such a wasteland of derivative, unimaginative, indulgent storytelling. And I say that as someone whose house is full of fantasy volumes, and who spends many hours every week working on fantasy stories. It's such a rich tradition, but holy Merry Brandybuck, it can be tough to find true inspiration and enchantment amidst so much disposable and recycled material.I laughed and cheered all the way through this hilarious list of fantasy-lit pet peeves, even … [Read more...]