Magical Realism

Magical realism is fiction genre in which magical elements blend to create a realistic atmosphere that accesses a deeper understanding of reality. The story explains these magical elements as normal occurrences, presented in a straightforward manner that places the "real" and the "fantastic" in the same stream of thought.

Compulsion
The Cure for Dreaming
A Sudden Light
Glory O'Brien's History of the Future
Girl on a Wire
Bathing the Lion
Scheherazade
The Bone Clocks
I'll Give You the Sun
Rooms
Afterworlds
Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn, #3)
Horrorstör
Starry Night
Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Novel of Murder and Whimsy

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