Violence, apocalypse, war: just another day reading current best-sellers! We gave a rare star to George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones when it was first published in 1996, so the current trend of forbidding reads isn’t exactly new, though the trend has flourished lately. This week, we recommend books both new and old that revel in darkness and do such a good job of it that we don’t want to leave the worlds created in those stories.
"A magical mystery tour through the mythologies of all cultures, a unique and moving love story—and another winner for the phenomenally gifted, consummately reader-friendly Gaiman."
An ex-convict is the wandering knight-errant who traverses the wasteland of Middle America, in this ambitious, gloriously funny, and oddly heartwarming latest from the popular fantasist (Stardust, 1999, etc.).
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