Dictionary of Imaginary Places: The Newly Updated and Expanded Classic (英語) 学校 – 2003/7/1
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Stunning and enthralling
2015年5月19日 - (Amazon.com)
All these ratings, (i.e., How would you describe the plot of this book? Which of these words best describes the mood? How would you describe the pace? How would you describe the characters?), are completely and totally irrelevant. This is not a novel. I got the original hardbound edition for my sister, forty years ago. It was her favourite gift that Christmas. 'Though I do wish that this beguiling treasure trove had entries for Frank Herbert's Dune, Katherine Kurtz MacMillan's Deryni and Patricia A McKillip's Riddle Master works.
James J. Bloom
An Atlas of Whimsy
2006年3月21日 - (Amazon.com)
I got this book when I was bed-ridden with the flu to help me cope with the days and nights of dizzy spells and the blahs. It not only got me through the ordeal but still serves me well when I want to take an imaginary trip to "Neverland", meaning the realms of childhood and adulthood wonderment. The book doesn't include places that might occupy corners of our own dreary work-a-day world, but those "over the rainbow" places created by talented fabulists who take their readers on magical journeys. Not all the places are pleasant.They are not necessarily utopias. Some of the places are those you might have visited in a nightmare. But they are nonetheless places to which you may want to travel...or revisit, if you've read the stories using the places as a setting. In some cases, it may motivate the browser to read the works from which the descriptions are derived. From the quasi-mathematical vistas of Flatland to the dreamscapes of Windsor Mackay's Slumberland, this travelogue will provide the armchair voyager with many hours of pleasure.
Oh the places you'll read
2016年6月29日 - (Amazon.com)
This is a reference book about literary places. Manguel never disappoints and this is yet another literate exploration of a subject you didn't know you were interested in until you pick up this hefty well written encyclopedia of imaginary geography. A perfect addition to the bookshelf of anyone who ever believed in Wonderland.
A good purchase
2017年1月28日 - (Amazon.com)
I like reading about all of these imaginary places invented. I'm an aspiring fantasy novelist, and these places are excellent sources of inspiration. Of course, some of them aren't in the public domain yet, but most of them are.
Love this book
2018年2月27日 - (Amazon.com)
What a great book! This is exactly as stated, an amazing and well organiced and no nonsense dictionary filled with creatures i had never even heard if. What a great find!