Sunday, September 24, 2006

Book-A-Day #69 (9/24): The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynne Jones

This is not entirely self-indulgence; a new edition of the Tough Guide is being published by Firebird any second now, and -- since the back cover of this here ARC says that the book has been updated -- I needed to read the whole book through and see if the new material (if I could tell what it was) worked with the older stuff.

Really. That was my reason. Honest.

I hope to write more about this book elsewhere at a later date, so I'll just say: you need a copy of this book.

There are only two kinds of SFF readers in the world: those who already own a copy of The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, and those who need one. (And if you have the old DAW paperback, you'll probably want to upgrade to the new edition, which is much spiffier and actually looks exactly like a real tour guide -- something that seems to have escaped the designers at both DAW and Vista the first time around.)

It's Diana Wynne Jones's world; we're just Touring it.

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