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    A free website to find fantasy books abridged or full summaries (reviews)

    Discussion in 'Research' started by Skyes, Jan 7, 2015.

    Hello.
    I am researching about many, many fantasy books, and I have this project I have to finnish this year, so I won't be able to read all of them.
    I have just recently read The Silmarillion through this method. It was abridged, and only told the important parts of the story. It worked pretty well, and I loved it. I need something similar but for other fantasy books (any fantasy book would work, to be honest. The more, the better).
    Something like this, for example: http://www.enotes.com/topics/macbeth
    It is the Macbeth book by Shakespeare, but abridged, consise. Its perfect, exactly what I need.
    Can anyone help me find a website that countains more fantasy books like that?
    I am searching for it but I am not having much luck :(
     
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    SparkNotes is a good source. It's like CliffNotes but online and better.

    I'm not an abridged book reader. Unless it is for a class I can't understand why anyone reads abridged books.
     
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    I am pretty sure 90% of the reason is due to lack of time.
     
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    That's a hard one since fantasy doesn't tend to get condensed as often as other genres. Usually people who read fantasy are reading it for the pleasure of it and thus can take as much time as they need rather than needing to skim for school or something.

    For summaries I'd look at Sparknotes, Clifnotes, Pinkmonkey, Shmoop (check the bestsellers http://www.shmoop.com/bestsellers/) Jiffynotes, and Wikisummaries you might not find a ton of fantasy but hopefully something will help...

    I know you are looking for free resources but the kindle store on amazon has loads of cheep (sometimes free!) abridged ebooks, I think you can read them without a kindle if you use their app
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_pg_1?rh=n%3A133140011%2Ck%3Aabridged&keywords=abridged&ie=UTF8&qid=1420704157&tag=writingfor07a-20

    Good luck!
     
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    Thanks a lot guys! :)
     

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