December 06, 2019, 11:25:56 AM

Author Topic: What is the fascination of mines in fantasy?  (Read 1772 times)

Offline Yora

Re: What is the fascination of mines in fantasy?
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2019, 11:43:38 AM »
I actually still find a lot of really amazing storytelling all the time. It's just not in books.

Which makes me wonder once more whether fantasy books have become considerably bigger over the past decades? It sometimes seems to me that Malazan has become the new benchmark instead of being a gargantuan outlier. If that is really the case, it could be that novels have become somewhat bloated, aiming for huge scopes and page counts when really good stories can actually be very tight and compact. Many movies, TV shows, and videogames make heavy use of visual spectacle, but I don't think that actually makes the stories seem more gripping or compelling.
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