fantasy

REFLECTIONS / The lack of fantasy at Boi Mela

With Ekushey Boi Mela now in full swing, the excitement surrounding the discovery of new releases should be hanging palpably in the air.

THE SHELF / What's trending among writers in 2024?

Readers follow trending genres and the latest writing practices, which change within seconds. Keeping up with these trends is difficult for writers

BOOK REVIEW: FICTION / A pleasant pool of magic I would happily drown in

What I loved most as a reader about her is that her strength was not displayed in the conventional ways that most fantasy books tend to use to depict a powerful woman.

Book Review: Fiction / ‘The Dark Elf Trilogy’: The synergy between the novels and graphic novels

By visually capturing the characters, landscapes, and action scenes, the graphic novels enhance the reading experience and offer a fresh perspective on the beloved story.

Views / Why grown-ups should reimmerse themselves in children's literature

Children's literature is purposefully crafted for a segment of society without political or economic clout—individuals devoid of wealth, suffrage, or command over the levers of finance and governance.

Exploring the transformative power of fanfiction

While the term "fanfiction" may not have existed, the practice certainly did. Fanfiction has been argued to have influenced significant literary works such as the Homeric epics, Shakespeare's plays, and even Miguel Cervantes' Don Quixote.

The comfort of rereading old books

I often feel overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of new books that I still want to read—so many stories, so little time—and understand that this is an ambition that rereading can only delay.

Everybody hates fantasy. Let’s talk about it.

Based on anecdotal evidence, complaints about the genre being “pure escapism”, “childish” and “uninteresting” are common. There are also reviews which accuse fantasy literature of being “formulaic”, “out of touch” and even “outdated”.

World Book Day / 7 books that contain spellbinding fictional books

These books explore the idea that books can be much more than just inanimate objects.

February 22, 2024
February 22, 2024

The lack of fantasy at Boi Mela

With Ekushey Boi Mela now in full swing, the excitement surrounding the discovery of new releases should be hanging palpably in the air.

January 23, 2024
January 23, 2024

What's trending among writers in 2024?

Readers follow trending genres and the latest writing practices, which change within seconds. Keeping up with these trends is difficult for writers

December 25, 2023
December 25, 2023

A pleasant pool of magic I would happily drown in

What I loved most as a reader about her is that her strength was not displayed in the conventional ways that most fantasy books tend to use to depict a powerful woman.

September 13, 2023
September 13, 2023

‘The Dark Elf Trilogy’: The synergy between the novels and graphic novels

By visually capturing the characters, landscapes, and action scenes, the graphic novels enhance the reading experience and offer a fresh perspective on the beloved story.

August 25, 2023
August 25, 2023

Why grown-ups should reimmerse themselves in children's literature

Children's literature is purposefully crafted for a segment of society without political or economic clout—individuals devoid of wealth, suffrage, or command over the levers of finance and governance.

July 17, 2023
July 17, 2023

Exploring the transformative power of fanfiction

While the term "fanfiction" may not have existed, the practice certainly did. Fanfiction has been argued to have influenced significant literary works such as the Homeric epics, Shakespeare's plays, and even Miguel Cervantes' Don Quixote.

July 2, 2023
July 2, 2023

The comfort of rereading old books

I often feel overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of new books that I still want to read—so many stories, so little time—and understand that this is an ambition that rereading can only delay.

June 2, 2023
June 2, 2023

Everybody hates fantasy. Let’s talk about it.

Based on anecdotal evidence, complaints about the genre being “pure escapism”, “childish” and “uninteresting” are common. There are also reviews which accuse fantasy literature of being “formulaic”, “out of touch” and even “outdated”.

April 23, 2023
April 23, 2023

7 books that contain spellbinding fictional books

These books explore the idea that books can be much more than just inanimate objects.

April 16, 2023
April 16, 2023

Neil Gaiman and Colleen Hoover in 'Time' Magazine’s 2023 Most Influential list

The author’s work has been adapted in various mediums, including graphic novels and television series, with the most recent being Netflix’s The Sandman (2022).

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