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Favourite fantasy comic novels ( not allowing Sir Pratchett)
« on: September 27, 2019, 06:37:24 AM »
Everyone knows Discworld so what other ones are there that you enjoyed?

I quite like

 Thraxes by Martin Scott


Bartimaeus by Jonathon Stroud

Bridge of birds by Barry Hughart

Secret histories by Simon R Green
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Re: Favourite fantasy comic novels ( not allowing Sir Pratchett)
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2019, 07:50:00 AM »
Oooh I'm not sure if I've read many, but one I definitely recommend is

Here Be Dragons by David MacPherson (@OnlyOneHighlander) :D
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Re: Favourite fantasy comic novels ( not allowing Sir Pratchett)
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2019, 09:34:10 AM »
Anything by Grady Hendrix. Back in the day I also quite liked the first few of Robert Asprin’s Myth series. It’s also hard to go past the first 3 Thursday Next books by Jasper Fforde.
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Re: Favourite fantasy comic novels ( not allowing Sir Pratchett)
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2019, 10:10:13 AM »
Oh right, of course! I also recommend Jasper Fforde.
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2019, 10:31:12 AM »
I second Here be Dragons. Amazing.

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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2019, 01:14:52 PM »
Who's Afraid of Beowulf by Tom Holt - A bit more accessible to the Wagner-ignorant than Expecting Someone Taller, but early enough that it hasn't become stale yet. (Although I should say it is a very long time since I read it and the suck fairies might have been at it.)

Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames - Rarely laugh-out-loud, but had a heart that reminded me of Pratchett.

Honourable mention to Grunts by Mary Gentle which (if I'm not getting it confused with something else) has my favourite ever dark dark joke - the kind that makes you feel guilty about laughing - but otherwise didn't really work for me.

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Re: Favourite fantasy comic novels ( not allowing Sir Pratchett)
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2019, 01:24:46 AM »
I forgot Gil’s All-Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez.
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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2019, 10:25:28 AM »
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Honourable mention to Grunts by Mary Gentle which (if I'm not getting it confused with something else) has my favourite ever dark dark joke - the kind that makes you feel guilty about laughing - but otherwise didn't really work for me.

Instantly thought of elves but who knows. A couple of chapters in grunts were (allegedly) not Written by Mary and there were a couple that jarred if i recall . The courtroom scene being one of them.

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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2019, 06:21:07 PM »
Silverlock by John Myers Myers. More picaresque than comic, but there are plenty of funny bits.
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2019, 04:35:20 PM »
I can recommend the Dark Profit trilogy.

Orconomics was very good but Son of Liche was even better.

Very unique theme and highly entertaining.
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Re: Favourite fantasy comic novels ( not allowing Sir Pratchett)
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2019, 06:22:48 PM »
Generally speaking, I prefer my fantasy to be serious, but there are a few exceptions:

Kings of the Wyld is hilarious for a D&D fan like myself. It's scarily close to so many campaigns I've played/run.

Jon Hollins' Dragon Lords trilogy is also good, though I flet it went too comedic for its own good at times. Still a worthwhile read though.

If we're counting SF, the John Scalzi's Redshirts is a near-flawless parody of/homage to Star Trek. Just don't let the codas ruin it for you.
And whatever you do, be wary of Steven Erikson's Wilfull Child. I cannot see how he's got three books in that series. You might well like them, but I did not.
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