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The Last Unicorn doc ¹ Paperback Read ¿ moneyexpresscard º alternate cover editions can be found here here and hereShe was magical beautiful beyond belief—and completely aloneThe unicorn had lived since before memory in a forest where death could touch nothing Maidens who caught a glimpse of her glory were blesGician and an indomitable spinster she set out to learn the truth but she feared even her immortal wisdom meant nothing in a world where a mad king's curse and terror incarnate lived only to stalk the last unicorn to her do This was one of the first satisfying fantasy reads that I found after The Lord of the Rings I read it when I came home from my first year of college in 1970 For a long time I felt like I was the only person who had read this book Then slowly slowly the recognition for it began to grow The movie came out so wondrously tied to the book and well it should be the author wrote the screenplay and I loved it almost as much as the bookAll these years later it is a pleasure to see it gaining the sort of acclaim it has always deserved Recommended for a read and a re read and a read out loud Yes it's that good

book Ö The Last Unicorn ↠ Peter S. Beagle

Alternate cover editions can be found here here and hereShe was magical beautiful beyond belief and completely aloneThe unicorn had lived since before memory in a forest where death could touch nothing Maidens who caught a it's a real shame that as i was giving this book five stars i could hear in my head some of the many people whose opinions i don't ask for going oh that tara she's so spacey and mock able ha if they saw it and then i think well let's be sweet anyway so last night my dad and i were watching the jimmy carter documentary and were all oh he is so awesome then the dvd player started acting up i grabbed another disc and put it in to see where the problem lay and the dvd was The Last Unicorn as soon as it began my dad said whoa i love this movie and haven't seen it in years let's just watch this and finish jimmy carter another time and so we did and high fived when it was over and talked about what a fantastic movie it is and how Peter Beagle is a sorta lovely writerso when i got home i was thinking how i've been reading another awful book by one of a cabal truly a devious cabal of writers of whom I constantly swear I will never read anything by again until someone says no tara you are an idiot they are so amazing and relevant and just because you hate everything or have ever written or recommended on book jackets you are full of nonsense so read this and then i end up wanting to wring my own neck for not listening to my own judgment yet again so i was all oh man how am i going to read another hundred pages of this tonight i need a break thus i came to pick up the last unicorn again after many such agains and it's just fantastic and great and written by a man who i think i would actually like if i met him and he would have a really long droopy moustache and little glasses and give me a thumbs up and then shoot off to the moon on a rocket yeah the book is spacey and it's whimsical and probably serious and relevant than another hundred page description of families on too many prescription drugs and psychoanalyzing themselves it's funny how some not all good writers get closer to telling what life is like by taking a step in the seemingly opposite direction and telling a completely impossible story and a story which brings real joy is worth its' weight in gold is this really a review? i don't think so but the book stands for itself so i'll just stand up for the book

text The Last Unicorn

The Last UnicornGlimpse of her glory were blessed by enchantment they would never forget But outside her wondrous realm dark whispers and rumours carried a message she could not ignore Unicorns are gone from the worldAided by a bumbling ma so i set the mood for rereading The Last Unicorn by putting together a nifty mix of woodstock era classics heavily featuring the likes of jethro tull canned heat richie havens a lot of early pink floyd i put on my comfy clothes i brewed some tea i picked my sunniest room and my cat sensing my mood snuggled in close however i did not smoke any weed perhaps this was my mistake? nonetheless the mood was definitely set and the enjoyment swiftly commencedthis is a nice little book it's sweet and cheeky and full of a kind of idealistic purity it is very counter culture in its uiet way i was reminded constantly of things like Harold Maude and King of Hearts and the Yellow Submarine and Jonathan Livingston Seagull and of laying out on the grass with my friends during college in the 90s happily on drugs and talking about life it made me think of flowers and sunshine and animals that i like this is certainly not a trippy book but it is a pleasantly mellow one in tone and outlook the writing is similarly warm and fuzzy characterization is relaxed; living metaphors for freedom authority purity greed experience are mixed and matched in a loose breathable fashion the entire endeavor is what one would call a warm and human experience i can see why this book has so many admirers and why it has apparently never been out of print reading it is like reading a modern fable it feels instantly classic automatically timeless and hopefully its beautiful messages about life and how to live it will never go out of stylemy favorite parts came early and then at the very end the final standoff between our heroes and the Red Bull was very well done and genuinely gripping even better was the time spent in Mommy Fortuna's horrible caravan that was awesome the descriptions of the different ensorcelled beasts the dreaming spider Schmendrick's introduction Mommy Fortuna herself such a poisonous yet rather sad pathetic character Mommy Fortuna as Old Age and of course the terrifying brilliantly rendered harpy all uite delectableit's interesting to me to think about my two different reactions to the book now and then then was back in junior high i think i LOVED Schmendrick and found Molly Grue to be an annoying tedious character despite her i loved the book from beginning to end the beauty of its ultimate meaning whatever that may have been to my 14 year old self had me thinking about life and how to live it many many years later yesterday i found Schmendrick to be distinctly annoying and Molly Grue to be the secret hero of the novel this grouchy critical often overbearing middle aged lady is also brave honest decent completely down to earth and such an unusual character to find as a lead in a fantasy novel go Molly go unfortunately i also found myself to be positively un charmed by all the anachronisms and whimsy all that stuff just felt dated goofy sorta cheap like that fookin butterfly for chrissakes so unfunny and judo and last of the red hot swamis and much ughstill a lovely book with a timeless message although i found those whimsical anachronisms to be obnoxiously precious cutesypoo overall they didn't end up being too dire and my experience was not remotely ruined hell i roll my eyes at my closest friends and i still enjoy their company this may only be a 3 star book for me but i did like it a lot it remains sweetly appealing and genuinely charming maybe if i was stoned now i would give it 4 stars but nowadays i only get stoned to reality tv