Fantasy Books Written for Adults

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1,206 books · 1,575 voters · list created July 12th, 2009 by Rora (votes) .
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Rora 1540 books
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Ricki 4100 books
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Karen 485 books
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 3159 books
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Jezz 2919 books
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Matt 93 books
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Phil 728 books
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landon 1997 books
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Comments Showing 1-8 of 8 (8 new)

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message 1: by cacinta (new)

cacinta As much as I love the time-traveler's wife, I don't think it belongs in this list. It's more sci-fi than fantasy


message 2: by Jason (new)

Jason Reading the dark tower series was the biggest disappointment.


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Jason wrote: "Reading the dark tower series was the biggest disappointment."

reading anything by King is a big disappointment.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 20 more voters than ratings - gee, that's convincing.


message 5: by Kelley (new)

Kelley Ceccato I do love The Hobbit (no. 99), but even though many adults enjoy it, it was written for children.


Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship Hey, somebody deleted my book #3! I am not amused. Everything on my list is fantasy and written for adults--librarians, remember the rule of cautious editing judgment.


message 7: by MrGoodPenn (new)

MrGoodPenn Jason wrote: "Reading the dark tower series was the biggest disappointment."

Yep, couldn't make it past the beginning of book 1.


message 8: by C. J. (new)

C. J. Scurria I don't know why The Chronicles of Narnia is on here, as much as I love that series. If we're talking C. S. Lewis for adults in the same vein as Narnia, Till We Have Faces should be on here instead.


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