I confess I have not read one single fantasy novel, ever
I once tried reading The Hobbit
, after a really, really enthusiastic recommendation, but gave up. I'm not sure why now, but I did. That was ages ago.
But I notice on the book thread here that so many of you are hugely enthusiastic fantasy fans. So I'm wondering if maybe I'm missing out on something? (You never know!)
So, OK, you are speaking to a person who is completely unfamiliar with this genre. (& there may be others, for all I know.)
Could you explain (in lay-person terms) what it is which appeals to you about fantasy novels? Does it help if you're into science fiction, too?
If you were going to recommend just one
novel to a complete fantasy ignoramus, what would it be & why would you say it's a great read?
Thank you in advance, anyone who contributes information & advice.
Based on your recommendations, I will check out my local library & see what's available.
I think it might be time to take the plunge!