Talk:List of fictional guidebooks

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Value of the article[edit]

Where's this page going? It doesn't seem to have any great informational content right now, and I can't see that there's anything particularly profound connecting the examples listed on the page. --Robert Merkel

A fair question, and one to which I have no answer at the moment. For now, perhaps it's simply an idiosyncratic organizing framework. --RjLesch

Twurp's Peerage[edit]

Does Twurp's Peerage really qualify? I mean, all it is is the Discworld version of Burke's Peerage. It's not a guidebook, it doesn't provide the characters with any useful information (unless they really need to know how Lady Ramkin is related to Queen Keli, which hasn't happened yet), and there's nothing suggesting it's particularly portable.

And Wormold's Steerage fits even less, IMO. --Daibhid C


The Pokedex in the games is written by the main character as he or she catches the Pokemon, thus this would mean the game version of the Pokedex doesn't apply in this situation Nintenfreak 21:47, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Ferengi rules[edit]

The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition are just that - not as such a 'guide book.' That would be like saying that the 'Pirate's Code' in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' is a guide book - and that just ain't right. ;) Ck lostsword 22:04, 27 January 2006 (UTC)


What order is this list in? Dstanfor 16:39, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Volo's guides from Forgotten Realms[edit]

I've removed the Volo's guides (Cormyr, Baldur's Gate, etc.). These are real books; they're just written with a fictional viewpoint. There are lots of real books that purport to be encyclopedias of dragons, fairies, Middle Earth, etc., especially in role-playing games. --Tysto 18:20, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Harry Potter[edit]

Where do Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages fall into this? Both are fictional guidebooks (well, textbooks) mentioned in the Potter series that were actually written and published by J. K. Rowling. So do they still apply if they've actually been published in real life? 23skidoo (talk) 13:37, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

The Book of Counted Shadows[edit]

Should "The Book of Counted Shadows" from the Legend of the Seeker be added? Or does it not qualify as a guidebook? Momenator70 from RuneScape Wiki

article needs better definition[edit]

Guidebook states "A guide book is a book for tourists or travelers that provides details about a geographic location, tourist destination, or itinerary. It is the written equivalent of a tour guide." Many of the books on this list appear not to be guidebooks, but handbooks? Шизомби (talk) 04:17, 22 January 2009 (UTC)