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...With regard to The Farthest Shore anthology:
There's something here to suit most every taste in fantasy; some readers may find themselves more enchanted by one story than another, but the level of quality is clearly up to what you'll find amidst the bookshelves of your local independent bookstore. What I find fascinating is that for all the imagination, all the emphasis on the unfamiliar, there is as well a sense of familiarity, almost of coming home.
Given that I'm a constant reader of Kleffel's commentaries, finding the antho here is just so... awesomest. (Link via charles.)