i loved fantasy books growing up. Redwall was my jam and i did a book report thing on The Hobbit in elementary school*. i still enjoy fantasy (Earthsea is amazing) but my affinity seems to lie with stories of a thoroughly modern influence and non-traditional form, structure, or style.

Like this one about elves.

Or Mall is Lost, about mall goblins.

Any recommendations along these lines to share?


*My dad and i built a model of a hobbit home that, if memory serves, consisted of a piece of window/door screen laid atop a mound of newspaper and secured to a piece of plywood. We covered the screen with something and i painted it.

The animated Hobbit movie was also a favorite and i checked it out from the library a lot.