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Juliette Wade
Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2007 - 08:08 pm:   

Hey, do any of you have a good memory for stories in which people leave the real world to travel into magical books? I'm looking for titles, particularly ones that have become part of general cultural knowledge, like The Neverending Story. I have a feeling that there must be more out there, whether they be modeled on the idea of a book as portal, or whether they have people leading analogs of their real lives, etc. Can any of you suggest some others?


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Sheila Finch
Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2007 - 09:06 pm:   

Jasper Fforde's series might fit the bill, although these are classics, not necessarily magical books: THE EYRE AFFAIR, LOST IN A GOOD BOOK, THE WELL OF LOST PLOTS, and SOMETHING ROTTEN.
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Matt Hughes
Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2007 - 11:13 pm:   

Try Silverlock by John Myers Myers. The hero leaves the "real world" and travels through a magical land peopled by the characters from great books. Forty-odd years ago, I thought it was the cat's pajamas. Or a total groove. Or whatever weird expressions we used way back then.

Check out the coverage on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Silverlock-John-Myers/dp/0441012477/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-74 76193-0735968?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1185689284&sr=1-1

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Sean Melican
Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 11:33 am:   

Paul Park's A Princess of Roumania, although it turns out our world is a book, and the characters travel from the book to the real world.

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