- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: Running Pr Book Pub (15 May 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786708670
- ISBN-13: 978-0786708673
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.8 x 19 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 440 g
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I am disappointed in this24 April 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
I am disappointed in this. I have been a fan of the Comic Fantasy anthologies. Loved the previous editions but this one sucked. I'm sorry to be so blunt about it but, really, it did. Most of the stories seemed to be of the gumshoe variety and not very humorous at that. Oh, there are a few that were noteworthy (as in all anthologies) but, on the whole, the stories weren't very interesting. Now, I did notice that a lot of the authors were deceased so maybe these stories were written years ago...? I guess I'm trying to figure out where the awesomeness comes in....
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Five Stars19 December 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Funny as heck4 March 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
THIS WAS A GREAT COMPILATION OF SERIOUSLY FUNNY STORIES BY ALL DIFFERENT STYLES OF FANTASY WRITERS.WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYONE THAT ENJOYS FANTASY FICTION.
Wonder? Breed? How Foul is your Seed??6 January 2006 - Published on Amazon.com
What to expect from "The Mammoth Book of Awesome Comic Fantasy"--a mosaic of waggish rogues and wayward wizards, misinformed planet-skippers, and would-be assassins in the grain...and from the skies. I recommend reading the book starting with the hyperactive final tale, "You'll Never Walk Alone Again"; its frenetic rhythm demands your perception be sharply angled! "Put Down that Universe!" is the second-to-last tale and features characters equally extraordinary and intriguing. Other meritorious additions: "Dragonet", "Nothing in the Rules", "How Much Would You Pay?","Math Takes a Holiday", "Polly Put the Mockers On", and "The Absolute and Utter Impossibility of the Facts in the Case of the Vanishing of Henning Vok"...On the flip side, skip "Ferdie", "Milord Sir Smiht...", "Touched By a Salesman", "The Swords and the Stones", "Fair Weather Fiend" and "Mother Duck Strikes Again". TEDIOUS!! Overall, great book...
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Not sure what's up with the one star review8 September 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
The stories are witty, clever and well-written. Can't imagine how someone could give this one star. It fits very well into the canon of tongue-in-check, humorous amusing fantasy. Kind of in the same vein as the disc world books or hitchhikers guide. That is, this isn't LOTR - it's comic fantasy. And a fantastic collection of it. Now maybe one doesn't like comic fantasy - one is certainly entitled to that - but the titles is hardly misleading. I just pick it up and read a story now and then - maybe 10-20 pages - and I'm always wanting to share it with someone during and/or after.