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Why I Like Urban Fantasy

Halloween is a lot of fun. You wander around, in a world of fairies, witches, and vampires, and there's candy (and scary ghosts and spiders) at every door. You never know what you'll come across next, and life's an adventure.

Urban Fantasy is like that. You're walking down a perfectly normal street, watching people doing perfectly normal things, the sort of things you spend your boring daily life doing, and then suddenly, it isn't boring any more.

You wonder, or at least you daydream: What if the mundane world really isn't all there is?

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xjenavivex
Oct. 29th, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
nice post
wyld_dandelyon
Oct. 29th, 2011 03:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
seekerval
Oct. 29th, 2011 03:12 pm (UTC)
Well put. Perhaps this is why Halloween is pretty much my favorite holiday. Must needs ponder this revelation. Thnx.
red_trillium
Nov. 6th, 2011 09:25 am (UTC)
I agree. Or a thought: What if the mundane world is only one of many possibilities? I love reading Kim Harrison's stuff for that reason. It's urban fantasy but with witches, werewolves, vampires and demons as different species.

I think that's why I like to read her stuff when I'm feeling really stressed, I can believe this stressful world is just a dream of some other one.
wyld_dandelyon
Nov. 6th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
I bet you would like Kelly Armstrong too. Her characters are mostly witches, sorcerers, werewolves, and half-demons.

Patricia Briggs is good too, she focuses on werewolves, though she also has a coyote skinshifter and vampires.
red_trillium
Nov. 7th, 2011 07:20 am (UTC)
I do like Kelly Armstrong's stuff. I've read a few of hers and have one book, I check them out of the library when I need some good escape. I like Kim a bit more but do like Kelly too.

I haven't read Patricia Briggs yet, I'll have to look her up.
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