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Steve’s Best Book List

Ash by Mary Gentle
Gentle has so many great books, I think this is the best.
Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
What more can I say? Peake created a world, a microcosm, in a building.
Gloriana by Michael Moorcock
Tribute to Peake, and wonderful alternate reality novel.

The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe
One of the best writers of our time.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Everyone loves this!
The Walrus and the Warwolf by Hugh Cook
Best pirate fantasy novel ever!
The Gunslinger by Stephen King
My interest in the rest of the series dropped as they thickened. This volume is an almost perfect expression of an author’s conception …
The Last Coin by James P. Blaylock
I can read this over and over. Blaylock is an expert at drawing humour from the idiosyncracies of his very sympathetic characters. Fantasy with a dash of Lovecraft.
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Hmm … Harry Potter meets The Quincunx?
The Once and Future King by T. H. White
Clever and whimsical Arthurian classic.