Top Ten Most Vivid Fictional Settings

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This
week’s topic is “ten most vivid book settings or worlds.”
For
me, it is the characters of the book that make me get completely involved in
the story; but the setting makes the scenes come to life. Fantastical or
otherwise, there are some fictional settings that have made a huge impression
on me – from the Christmas-card-like Hogsmeade, which I can easily visualize, to
Ankh-Morpork, which I can almost smell
Here’s a list of ten most vivid (not always pleasant) book
settings (in no particular older): 
1. Hogsmeade- from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
2. Ankh-Morpork – from the Discworld series by Terry
Pratchett
3. The Overlook Hotel – from The Shining by Stephen King
4. Todefright – from The Children’s Book by A. S. Byatt
5. The Kingdom of Lost-Hope (in Faerie) – from Jonathan
Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
6. The Cemetery of Forgotten Books – from The Shadow of the
Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
7. Mulligan’s Valley – from Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
8. Series 10 – from The Lives of Christopher Chant
(Chronicles of Chrestomanci) by Diana Wynne Jones
9. Death’s Domain – from the Discworld series by Terry
Pratchett
10. Hotel Savoy – from Hotel Savoy by Joseph Roth
Naturally, all these books were my favourites at one time or
the other, and all worth reading! Which fictional worlds or settings do you
love?

14 thoughts on “Top Ten Most Vivid Fictional Settings

  1. I will go with the classic dreamland- Alice's wonder land. It has an innocent dream like goodness. Even today after a tough day's work, I find it amusing to spend some time there.

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  2. As much as I can't stand Ayn Rand, Mulligan's Valley was admittedly quite vivid. I would have never thought of it, but you're totally right! Great selection, a little bit of everything makes a great list, IMO 🙂

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  3. I want to come to Hogsmeade some day, or at least to the copy they've made in Florida. It sounds like a really nice – and magic – place!

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  4. That is a great list.I don't think I picked any of the same places as you – I totally forgot about Diskworld, opps! But there are some awesome places on your list.

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  5. I love that you have Hogsmeade on your list! I have Hogwarts on mine. I thought about The Shining, as well. Great choices!

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  6. Wow, I haven't heard of most of these but of course the Harry Potter world must be included! Hogsmeade is great, but I also love every other place Rowling created 🙂
    My TTT:
    booksmartie.blogspot.de/2012/07/top-ten-tuesday_24.html

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  7. Great list! I have yet to read The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt but the premise is intriguing. And I totally agree with Death's Domain from Discworld, there's just somehing about that place…

    Am super late here but thanks for dropping by my blog last week!

    – Li @ rulethewaves.net

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