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Magical realism is a 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.
“ She sent me a sunny smile, and what a smile, George; it was a smile that could have melted the whole world, because if the whole world had seen it, it would have had the power to stop all wars and hatred on the face of the planet, or at lease there would have been some long ceasefires. ”
“ A shock of light. Unbelievable light. Blood orange swallowing the Albuquerque evening. A pulling in, taking back, reclaiming something stolen. Halfway home from her Saturday-morning lecture, Calliope Santiago drove across the river toward West Mesa and the Sleeping Sisters, ancient cinder-cone volcanoes in the distance marking the stretch of desert where she lived. Only now she could see no farther than two feet ahead of her from the blinding light, the splotches in her eyes bursting like bulbs ...more ”
Consider a world inhabited by cats and dogs: a society recognizable as our own, but with its…more
[close] Consider a world inhabited by cats and dogs: a society recognizable as our own, but with its eccentricities being the norm, rather than the exception. A world where the charm of Kenneth Grahame’s Wind In the Willows meets the exotic world of Ian Fleming’s Bond. A world where fluffy just got dangerous. These are the Velvet Paw of Asquith Novels, also known as the Dooven Books: welcome to the genre of New Fable.
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This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and…more
[close] This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring mind and a desire to gain or share “underground knowledge”. This is also a place to discuss the controversial topics explored in The Underground Knowledge Series (non-fiction books) by James Morcan & Lance Morcan as well as the Underground Knowledge podcast show.
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[close] A collection of odd curiosities. Books that make you go ' ... wait what?'
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A Nottingham based reading group that has a passion for all kinds of 'Weird' fiction, whether…more
[close] A Nottingham based reading group that has a passion for all kinds of 'Weird' fiction, whether it's modernist, fantastical, psychological (or psychoanalytical), magic-realist, particularly innovative, or just a bit off the wall somehow. We are also interested in looking at a diverse range of authors, of any language, nationality, or gender. Essentially, the name 'Weird Lit' is meant as a broad catch-all that is both broad, productive, and stimulating.
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