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Posted By: Jack Campin
15-Jun-19 - 01:09 PM
Thread Name: BS: Books: Fantasy multi-book series authors
Subject: RE: BS: Books: Fantasy multi-book series authors
I was in a bookshop today that had a special display of books less than 200 pages. Great idea. Has there ever been a fantasy novel that short?

The book that has stuck in my mind most among all I've read recently is Denis Johnson's "Train Dreams". Nothing like fantasy though there is a mythological angle. If it belongs to a genre it's the same one as Marilynne Robinson's "Housekeeping"; a kind of book you can only read very slowly.

If it takes you 2000 pages to tell a story: what's WRONG with you?