A new book review from The Movie Snob.
The Writer’s Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands, edited by Huw Lewis-Jones (2018). I saw a glowing review of this new book and promptly ordered it. It didn’t live up to the hype, but it’s fine. It’s a slightly oversized book that is full of reproductions of maps, both real maps from long-ago days and modern maps of fantastic places like Oz and Middle Earth. The illustrations are pretty cool. The book also contains lots of short essays by “a team of distinguished writers and illustrators” about how wonderful and inspirational maps are. I found the essays pretty forgettable, although I did like the one about Dungeons & Dragons by Lev Grossman.