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Is It Me, Or Is Dark Fantasy “Just Getting Lazier”?

December 13, 2012 Leave a comment

In an episode of Family Guy, Peter is listening to the police scanner.  Brian walks in and remarks, upon hearing a crime being reported, by saying, “Is it just me, or is rap music just getting lazier?”

Well, I have come to believe something similar when it comes to what is popularly known as “dark fantasy”.  Dark fantasy is that sort of fantasy where you have an anti-hero with morally questionable motives.  Decades ago, I read The Black Company by Glen Cook.  It’s a great piece of dark fantasy, following a band of anti-heroes (The Black Company) and narrated by an analyst (named Croaker) who has a knack for coming up with really fun, yet bizarre, ways of describing common occurrences and The Company’s exploits. Read more…

More Great Lines From The Black Company

August 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Yes, I confess, I love reading Glen Cook’s Chronicles of the Black Company. Croaker, the character who tells the story is just so over the top in the way he observes things. Normally, overly flowery rhetoric bores me. But, in this book it just works. I don’t know why. You just believe that he really sees things this way.

So, here are some more of my favorite overdone lines: Read more…