Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Jonathan Stroud's favorite fantasy books

Jonathan Stroud is the author of the Bartimaeus Trilogy and other books.

Some time ago he named a top 10 list of his favorite fantasy books for the Guardian.

The most recent title on his list:
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter, 1979

Recent developments have seen the divisions between folk-tales, children's fiction and adult fantasy blur more than ever, but Carter's collection is an unashamed reappropriation of fairy stories for a specifically adult audience. She revels in the carnality of Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Bluebeard et al, re-energising the form, while doffing her cap to the traditions on which modern fantasy is based.
Read about the entire list.

--Marshal Zeringue