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.

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


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    Would you teach me, Seth?’ Seth smiled and leaned back in his seat. ‘You do realise, of course, that you have no idea what you ask of me?’ Seth replied after a moment. ‘Of course,’ Christopher replied quietly. ‘Could you tell me?’ ‘No. That is the problem you see,’ Seth said. ‘Magic is something you can never prepare someone for. Magic will make you, Christopher. It will find all the secret empty places of longing in you and fill them more surely than any other love. And magic will break your heart ...more
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