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  •  Speaking of fantasy authors... (8+ / 0-)

    I bought Peter Beagle's The Last Unicorn in paperback and attempted to read it.  It's well told and all that, but fantasy just isn't my thing. There's nothing in it (so far) that would shock a ten-year-old, though.

    On the other hand, I really liked Tamsin by the same author--so much so that I'm not going to give that book away.  It's a keeper.  Kind of wish the narrator were a more likable person, but--shrug--she is what she is.

    "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

    by Diana in NoVa on Wed May 22, 2013 at 06:59:12 PM PDT

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    •  uh, oh (6+ / 0-)

      I am sorry about the narrator.  I will find out pretty soon.

      As you know, I do love fantasy.  But each to our own.  :)

      I wonder what you would think of his book A Fine and Private Place.  It is not fantasy exactly.  I need to re-read it.  It was not sad like it sounds.

      B&N says:

      Conversing in a mausoleum with the dead, an eccentric recluse is tugged back into the world by a pair of ghostly lovers bearing an extraordinary gift—the final chance for his own happiness. When challenged by a faithless wife and aided by a talking raven, the lives of the living and the dead may be renewed by courage and passion, but only if not belatedly. Told with an elegiac wisdom, this delightful tale of magic and otherworldly love is a timeless work of fantasy imbued with hope and wonder.

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      by cfk on Wed May 22, 2013 at 07:04:44 PM PDT

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    •  Diana, I LOVE fantasy (3+ / 0-)
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      cfk, Monsieur Georges, RiveroftheWest

      and I have never read Peter Beagle.

      Just sayin'.

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      by Youffraita on Wed May 22, 2013 at 10:24:26 PM PDT

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