The list author says: "This is a list for people who don't care much for the hand-wringing divorces of realistic fiction, but who care equally little for pointy-eared archers and petite babes in chain-mail. The books on this list are all awesome (I think) but with a few exceptions have not achieved the grand universal acclaim they deserve."
"Arthurian Fantasy as the Arthurians might have written it. The expected quest narrative is constantly subverted as the characters get sidetracked into fairy-tale-like encounters with magicians, giants and so on.
It's almost like a series of bedtime stories was fixed up into a very successful adventure novel. First in a series."