The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy

The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy A compendium of comic fantasy writing Most of the stories are modern with many especially written for this collection The book also includes classic reprints and rare gems from comic fantasy s roots

  • Title: The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy
  • Author: Mike Ashley Avram Davidson Harvey Jacobs John Morressy Terry Jones Anthony Armstrong Louise Cooper David Langford
  • ISBN: 9781854875303
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback
  • A compendium of comic fantasy writing Most of the stories are modern, with many especially written for this collection The book also includes classic reprints and rare gems from comic fantasy s roots in past years.

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    1. Много интересна колекция. Горе-долу половината разкази бяха, меко казано не по вкуса ми. Хумористичната страна се оказа трудна за откриване. Останалите, обаче, бяха изключително приятни.

    2. Let me start by saying that this is a huge book. There are only 512 pages, but it seems to go on forever. I think that this book would be enjoyed most if it was placed on a coffee table in your living room and picked up every now and again when you are in the mood for a short read. But to sit down and read it straight through was quite a chore. I originally picked this book up solely for the Terry Pratchett Discworld story 'Troll Bridge'. But there are quite a few great stories in here. My favor [...]

    3. I actually bought this a couple of summers ago when my friends and I discovered a used book shop. But this book has every type of comic fantasy that you could want like how many years does it take monkeys to type Shakespeare to an evil overlord getting his castle redecorated for his upcoming wedding.

    4. This book doesn’t really elicit huge guffaws. But it is filled with stories about creatures, humans, dragons, etc. who find that magic and wizardry can have hilarious pitfalls. Some of the stories aren’t what I’d call funny at all. (“Alaska”, “A Fortnight of Miracles” and “Wu-Ling’s Folly” are notable examples.) What the yarns mainly accomplish is to turn the idea of magical dealings on their heads: evil sorcerers get their comeuppance in unusual ways; enchantments take bizar [...]

    5. All shades of fantasy and all types of humour come together in this anthology, looking to provide a little something for everyone.Although not in "bust a gut laughing"-range of funny, I was mostly left pleasantly enough entertained, with a few outright gems. Unfortunately a few lazy attempts have snuck in, without any intention of the author committing to the story, and a lot of the portrayals of female characters are just as problematic as one would expect from this mix of genres.

    6. This was one of the first books I bought in English, way back when I was young and stupid and thought that David Eddings could not write a bad book and R.A. Salvatore was the peak of fantasy. Back then I liked it. But perhaps the biggest contribution to my life was that due to this book I found the sequel which introduced me to the Evil Overlord -list -- something I try to uphold in my daily life to this day.

    7. I probably should have dipped in and out of this rather than try to read one story a night.They were amusing, mostly, and just right for my bed time reading but I would probably have enjoyed them more if I had interspersed out my reading of the stories with other books.None particularly stick out as memorable.

    8. Since this is a short story collection, I'm rating all of the stories with the star value. I know, it's a crazy task, but I'm up to it.Introduction - 2 starsPeregrine: Alflandia - 1 star (confusing and not at all funny)Pizza To Go - 2 stars (starts strong, ends weak)A Malady Of Magicks - 3 starsGolden Apples Of The Sun - 4 starsDeath Swatch - 5 starsPress Ann - 5 stars (the unusual form adds to the story)Troll Bridge - 4 stars (classic Discworld)The Toll Bridge - 2 starsAlaska - 3 stars (actual [...]

    9. Some of these stories were amazing and the others were "only" great. Covering a vast amount of time as far as when written as well as styles this was an amazing find I picked up at a thrift store for next to nothing. As an added bonus it included a Terry Pratchett short I had never read this book is worth it's weight in gold in my opinion.

    10. Get past the first story (I found the language hard going) by Avram Davidson to get into a good Tom Holt short. A demon of a third story with a charming ending by Craig Shaw Gardner then follows.Next a dark humour-less story about the pitfalls of selling home computers to fairies by Gardner Dozois,Jack Dann and Michael Swanwick. At last a laugh-out-loud story of pre-nuptuals between "The Grim Lord" and "Princess Minuriel" - "Death Swatch" by Esther Friesner is a breath of "fresh" air.Overall a g [...]

    11. Great example of why short stories have fallen out of favor. First somebody hypes the story too big, Mike in this case, then they don't deliver on the punch line. No one ever reads an entire anthology and thinks, "God Bless 'em every one!" In America most of these stories don't qualify as Fantasy. We call these, "The Tears of a Clown." The other reviewers are confused, easy to do since these Mammoth books breed when no one is looking: no Neil Gaiman or Cthulhu Stories in the American Library edi [...]

    12. Most of the stories in this were not even funny. Actually, in most cases I had to try and remind myself that they were even supposed to be funny. Maybe it is just me not being British enough and not understanding the humour in some of these, but I am very glad I only paid 2 euros for this book at a flea market.It felt like the better stories were in the beginning and in the end, so no wonder the middle part took me like 2 months to get through.

    13. Been a long long time since I read this, and since I recently acquired two of the other five volumes (and just discovered I still need two more) I figured I'd start plowing through these again. I've gotten to the point of requiring all my fantasy reading to contain at least a modicum of humor; let's face it, Tom Holt and Terry Pratchett have spoiled me.Besides which, I simply cannot recommend the Mammoth Book series enough.

    14. Obviously, I do not share a sense of humor with Mike Ashley. I don't think I cracked a smile the whole time I was reading this, and it was a bit of a chore to get through. I did like the stories by some of my favorite writers, such as Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, but even their stories were more wistful or dark than what I would expect in a 'comic' fantasy. I do get dark humor, don't get me wrong, but I just wasn't feeling it in this volume.

    15. I really enjoyed this book. Some stories were better than others. I primarily brought it for the short story by Terry Pratchett.There are some good offerings notably:Ruella in Love by Molly BrownThe Return of Mad Santa by Al SarrantonioShoggoths Old Peculiar by Neil GaimanAlthough many of the stories did not make me laugh out loud, they were still highly amusing.

    16. This is a very funny collection of short stories. They are all over the map in style and setting. Not all are laugh-out-loud, but every story is worth reading. I read this book over a very long period of time, using it as a short "time-filler" since the individual stories take only a few minutes.

    17. "Comic" fantasy is a misnomer for me. Quirky is probably a better adjective for my read. There were some stories that were enjoyable, some that were interesting, and some that were ponderous (mostly in the middle) to the point where I was skimming. I read the whole book a few pages at a time, and it did lend itself well to reading in that style.

    18. Some stories were funny, others were unexpected, thirds were extraordinary. A good 4 points from me. I'm not giving 5 because some of the stories were too awkward to understand and I don't see them as "comic fantasy".

    19. There is a eunuch short story in here: Jane Yolen's "The Tale of the Seventeenth Eunuch." As described, with spoiler, on Disruptive Dissertation.

    20. . . . I liked this one a lot. I'm a big fan of comic fantasy and these are some of the funniest stories I've read in awhile. --From A Reader's Journal, by d r melbie.

    21. There was some good stories in here and some note so good but not one of them made me chuckle which was a shame as I do enjoy a good comic fantasy story.

    22. I didn't think any of the stories were funny at all. ._. Not a good book to share with your children either, as some of the stories are quite a bit adult.

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