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May 30th, 2008, 14:04
I've been reading a couple of Jeff Vandermeer's books (City of Saints & Madmen and Shriek - an afterword).

Both well worth reading, although I'd recommend city of saints & madmen first. Nice to see a writer exploring some of the slightly more mature possibilities of a fantasy world, delving into the art and literature scenes and strong characterisations rather than a standard "Best warrior in the world ever saves everyone from evil" kind of storyline, no martial skills for the main protagonists at all. No real antagonists either, more of a real book set in a fantasy world (and an interesting one) than a standard fantasy novel.
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