I've been on a non-fiction tear for at least six months now and I need some escapism. Good fiction is in order and I'm taking reading suggestions.
I'm looking for something in the fantasy realm, but not sci-fi fantasy. As an example, I've read the His Dark Materials
trilogy twice and I'd love to come across another story as compelling, well written and far away from reality as that.
No romance, no murder mysteries, no alien invasions. I want something with magic, something fantastic, something that, for a few hours each evening, will take me away from Earth, 2004. Think a much darker Harry Potter.
Sure, maybe I'm being to specific and/or picky. In that case, feel free to recommend anything else. I'd even go for some good (non-cheesy) horror. But I'd prefer something that a) will take me more than two days to read and b) stirs the imagination.
I've got a Borders gift card that I want to use this afternoon. Thanks in advance.
: I should have mentioned that I've read everything Neil Gaiman already.
: I read the Dark Company
books and Snow Crash
as well as a slew of the Discworld books. We're not going to Borders until tomorrow, so there's still time to give a suggestion. I'm leaning towards Roofworld
at the moment, but I have enough to get more than one book.