Magical Realism is also a genre of film and art.
I was introduced to Magical Realism through reading books by Alice Hoffman. I loved how magical her books were, but didn't realise until later that they were Magical Realism. The only Authors that I have read in this genre are Alice Hoffman and Sarah Addison Allen and I thought they were wonderful. If you haven't read anything by these authors please do.
I really like how Magical Realism is so wonderous. It makes magical elements seem more realistic, as if they might actually happen outside of a book. They are like fairytales for adults in a sense and they can have all sorts of interesting occurrences like wallpaper that changes by mood. None of these things seem to happen right in front of the eye though and it leaves the characters and readers questioning "did that really happen?"
Magical Realism I read and loved:
-Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
-The Girl Who Chased The Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
-The Third Angel by Alice Hoffman
-Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman
On my to-read list:
-100 Years of Solitude by Gabrielle Garcia-Marquez
-The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
-The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman
-The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
-The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
-Night At the Circus by Angela Carter
-Daughter of Fortune Isabelle Allende
-Fortunes Daughter Alice Hoffman
Not my Picture BTW: Weekend Lolita
So Hopefully Having had a look at this post, you might suss out some Magical Realism and have a see for yourself.
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