Magical Realism|Literature with a hint of the unconceivable|

Magical Realism expresses a primarily realistic view of the real world while also adding or revealing magical elements.


One of my favorite genre and a risky one, Magical Realism is the bridge between reality and fantasy and I am here to suggest you a few books if you wanna try the genre.

(You can click on the name of the book to be redirected to their Goodreads page)

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstances by Ruth Emmie Lang :

(Review here)

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

(Review here)

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

Life of Pi by Yann Martin

The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

(Review here)

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino


5 thoughts on “Magical Realism|Literature with a hint of the unconceivable|

  1. I didn’t really know what magic realism was until I came across the name a few months ago. I love books that do well in that genre because they have this mysterious and luscious tone to them! Kafka is one of the first I’ve read in that genre, though I didn’t know it was magic realism back then 😀

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  2. I have never been into magical realism (Gabriel García Márquez reduced me to tears, for example), but your list is rather interesting and engaging. I particularly like the mention of Kafka on the Shore and Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstances. The titles sound very interesting. If there is an important message and doses of philosophy, then I will give them a go.

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