The right setting can make a story unforgettable. It can inspire readers to pick up a previously read book just to thumb through familiar pages and picture a city in their mind’s eye.
There have been many great cities in both books and movies. Some made you want to run away screaming, while others made you wish you could pack your bags and move there.
So tell me, what’s your favorite fictional city?
Me, I would have to go for the Gotham City from either Nolan’s or Burton’s Batman movies (but only the first Nolan movie, Batman Begins). I would not want to live in that city or even visit, but the texture of the city – the dank, decayed weariness – is captivating.
What about you?
P.S. Hat tip to Nathan Bransford for asking a similar question last year (he also gets credit for the format of the title).