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January 23, 2009 8:19 PM Subscribe
I like novels where the setting is almost as much of a star as the characters. What should I be reading?
posted by cloudsandstars to media & arts (48 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Reading is most enjoyable to me when I can vividly and clearly imagine another place, through the descriptive words given to us by the author. To cite a few examples: The Chronicles of Narnia, Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series, and the Mitford series by Jan Karon. I especially love it when the book includes a well-drawn map of the city or world. I realize this is a common facet of fantasy novels, but I'd prefer more cuddly hometown type stories, as I'm not so much into YA, sci-fi, or fantasy these days. What fictional place can I delve into next?