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17 Best Magical Realism Books of All Time

Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Magical Realism books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best magical realism books" and study the top 5 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2023)

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  1. 1


    Toni Morrison


    One Hundred Years of Solitude

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  3. 3

    Kafka on the Shore

    Haruki Murakami

  4. 4

    Life of Pi

    Yann Martel

  5. 5

    Midnight's Children

    Salman Rushdie

  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 9

    The Immortalists

    Chloe Benjamin

  9. 13
  10. 14
  11. 15
  12. 16
  13. 17


  • How was this Magical Realism books list created?

    We searched for "best Magical Realism books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Magical Realism books are in this list?

    There are 17 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Magical Realism books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Magical Realism books on the internet.

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