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Old 09-23-2009, 01:09 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I feel like I'm missing out on an entire genre. It appears popular but also seems to be a bit too teen/chick lit which I'm not sure is for me. Is it worth getting into? Any suggestions for an adult?
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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IMO, urban fantasy doesn't equal vampires and teen lit. just b/c a story has vamps doesn't make it urban fantasy. urban fantasy has been around for a while, depending on how you characterize it. I haven't read his books yet, but I've heard great things about Charles De Lint's urban fantasy books. there's also the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, which, I believe, takes place in Chicago

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Old 09-24-2009, 06:56 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I'd highly recommend Harry Potter.
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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I've read a few of Charles de Lint's books and enjoyed each of them. I believe they are considered urban fantasy.
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:23 PM
 
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It's a fun genre, and there's lots out there right now. Don't be turned off by the popular ones like the Twilight series, it's actually really good (and yes I'm an adult and widely read), or Charlaine Harris' series. There's also a lot of Young Adult books in this series that are fun when you want something light and fast paced. I'm kind of embarrased to admit I read these books, I sneak into the Young Adult section at our library and get out as quick as I can!
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Walking 'round in a song
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I really like Charles de Lint's books, I recommend Trader for a mans first deLint. I would also recommend Dies the Fire by S M Sterling, there is a whole series...(tho, I never could get into the second book) not quite sure if you could call it urban fantasy, but along the same lines....not teen/chick books. Peter David's Knight Life series is a kind of humorous urban fantasy of King Arthur thrust into the 21st century. Orson Scott Card - Magic Street. Geoff Nicholson - Flesh Guitar. Adam Stemple -Singer of Souls...Piers Anthony/Ron Leming - The Gutbucket Quest. Greg Kihn-Mojo Hand. Bill Fitzhugh - Fender Benders (I really like music, and my reading sometimes shows this) a lot of this genre does seem to be aimed towards teens and us women....but I think I gave you a more manly list, especially if you like music...there was a guitar on the cover of Trader, which is how I got into Charles de Lint to begin with.
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