She 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 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 theShe 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 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 world Aided by a bumbling magician 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 doom
The Last Unicorn She 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 blesse
I shall write a real review but right now I can only think of one way this book could be any better.
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 s [...]
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I ll get straight to the point on this, read it, read it now The Last Unicorn 1968 is a classic and not without reason.The third person narrative centers on a unicorn who, believing she is the last of her kind in the world, sets off on a journey to discover what has happened to the others She encounters a host of diverse characters as her journey progresses, each of them bringing her closer to her goal I thought I d do this review a bit different than my normal routine and just list the reasons [...]
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 commencedis is a nice little book it s sweet and chee [...]
We are not always what we seem, and hardly ever what we dream In my mind, the movie The Last Unicorn will forever be known as the first and so far only book, movie or TV show to ever give me nightmares I think I saw the film for the first time when I was about 5 or 6 and I remember being completely entranced by it It immediately became one of my favourite movies, despite the fact that I couldn t sleep for a week after seeing it for the first time I never realised it was originally a novel, not u [...]
This Unicorn, along with Ende s Neverending Story and Zindell s Requiem for Homo Sapiens, has made me what I am.It has been there for me to shine and shiver with its seashell light even in the deepest night It has been there to remind me that great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, otherwise half their greatness goes unnoticed That you can t make real magic by offering up someone else s liver you must tear out your own And not expect to get it back, aye It s been a song and a companion, a p [...]
This is for all the fans of Red Bull Sure, I feel a little haggard after drinking the damn stuff, and it also makes you blind and contributes toward a murderous rage toward all unicorns, but the drink does grow on you It s just a shame that it makes all the little girls cry sigh That being said the novel itself is a rather wonderful and clear and a perfect example of a self aware fairy tale The fact that it stays simple and strong is a testament to its great writing Better than that, however, is [...]
Wonderful story that I read waaay too late in the game The Last Unicorn is a great quest novel with a driven character in search of the most sympathetic of causes, to find out if she is the last of her kind It s filled with a bevy of almost Alice in Wonderland interesting side characters.ough I could ve done without the names, especially Schmendrick, the bumbling wizard Come on.Honestly, that last point is what holds this back from being a truly great classic in my eyes Let me explainI m not usu [...]
You know what I give up I ve been reading this for over two months and every time I picked it up I was so bored and confused Maybe one day I ll go back and read it in a shorter time span, but idk The writing was gorgeous and the metaphors were nice, but I couldn t connect to the story at all, there wasn t enough of the unicorn, and it was just strange.It had this quality to it that was like The Little Prince where there seems like there will be some deeper, darker message concealed with a lot of [...]
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 book.All these years later, it is a pleasure to see it gaining the [...]
I read this mainly because I ve heard it s a fantasy classic, and felt I should It was indeed magical, and read like a true fairytale with a unicorn and other mythical creatures, a noble prince with quests, a wizard, and an evil king I can see why it s a classic.I m only giving it 3 stars, though, because the emotional connection and immediateness of modern fantasy isn t there, and it felt like watching the story from afar The characters definitely felt emotions Intellectually, I know they felt [...]
This has a flavour of an uplifting magical tale Even though you cry as you smile.
This book will celebrate it s 50th anniversary next year so I m glad I finally got round to reading it It is a charming classic that has stood the test of time well, even though a great deal of good fantasy has been published since it first appeared It s message that we should learn to lead our lives well is just as relevant today The characters are quirky and funny I loved the bumbling magician Schmendrick, who has yet to find his true magic as well as the hero Prince Lir, always off doing some [...]
Michel Gondry has a theory that when we sleep our bodies, minds, souls, heart whatever else there might be are opened up and when we awake we want to be close and also explaining why people wake up horny Like a kind of rebirth or cleansing of the day to day crap He puts it better than I do because he s Michel Gondry and I m Mariel I dislike to be touched I don t wake up craving physical connections like that I d rather wrap myself up in a cocoon Preferably a bubble, that way I could still see wh [...]
Magical One of the best children s fantasy books that I ve ever read The prose is as enchanting as the unicorn Everytime the unicorn appears, thinks and speaks, I am thrown out of this world Peter Beagle born 1939 is a scintillating American author and he s got a equally dazzling character to mark his place in this literary world none other than what people say as a legendary yet fictional animal, the most important imaginary animal of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance the unicorn However, Bea [...]
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5.0 stars WOW, why did it take me so long to get around to reading this extraordinary novel I actually only decided to read this now because one of my favorite authors, Patrick Rothfuss, mentioned that it was one of his favorite novels of all time Well, I can certainly see why This is fantasy at its best Beautifully written, smart and full of heart HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Wow Not the ending I thought it would be Beautiful.
The first encounter I had with The Last Unicorn was as a child how fitting when my step dad introduced me to the movie I remember falling in love with the art and the music and I ve watched the movie once every year ever since.Then, a while later, I got the book and read it the German translation It was very good and different from the movie in some places for example, the story of the curse and the village before Haggard s castle But for the longest time, it was usually me and the movie and its [...]
The world shall not be free until the last unicorn is strangled with the guts of the last hobbit.
This book may fool you It s not a once upon a time tale, nor is it just for children When I first picked up this book, all I knew about it was that a trusted friend whose book recommendations have never led me astray loved it I was under the impression that it was for children, and even though I am a self described kid at heart and stalwart defender of children s literature, I thought it would be a light read, devoid of any complexities Well, I was wrong.The story begins in the lilac wood of the [...]
It cannot be an ill fortune to have loved a unicorn, he said Surely it must be the dearest luck of all, though the hardest earned As for her, she is a story with no ending, happy or sad She can never belong to anything mortal enough to want her What a weenie am I I actually got all misty eyed near the end of this book Really a sweet story filled with colorfully drawn characters and writing that engages all six of your senses I don t know why I never found this book when I was a youngster I was r [...]
I can see why this is such a fantasy classic I was well served to read it alongside other people, forced to read only a few chapters a week this allowed me to notice things and appreciate the small bits in a way I don t usually do Besides having a decent story, Beagle has a good balance of quirky, humor, romance, and deep thoughts Perfect for younger and older readers.
I seriously wonder if Peter S Beagle has Synesthesia His choice of adjectives is beautiful and downright tasty Sounds have color and texture, it s as if he was able to show people what it would be like to walk into a Van Gogh painting and live inside it.His plot is not as it seems, at first appearing cliche you may find yourself thinking This is like the start of hundreds of fairy tales I ve read as a kid but you will be delightfully proven wrong His characters are unique and experience much gro [...]
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I first read The Last Unicorn in my twenties and I didn t really enjoy it as I was not into unicorns at all A few years back, however, I came across Michael Green s wonderful book The Unicornis Manuscripts on the History and Truth of the Unicorn and from then on I was hooked on these mythical creatures So when I reread Peter Beagle s book, I was quite intrigued to see that I preferred it much the second time around It s one of those amazing books for all age groups.It must have been quite a sho [...]
I ve been hearing for years and years that The Last Unicorn is a must read for fantasy fans It s true.The Last Unicorn is the story of a unicorn living alone in a wood that finds out she s the last and goes searching for her people Along the way, she meets a bumbling wizard named Schmendrick, a feisty woman named Molly, and eventually a layabout prince named Lir.As with A Fine and Private Place, Beagle s writing is spotted with humor I can see his influence in Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett s w [...]
O carte absolut superb ntr o traducere absolut superb varianta din 1977, n traducerea lui Mircea Iv nescu, Ed Univers.Diploma ie C ut nd s nu ne facem nici un du man, tocmai bine ne am c tigat acum doi Iubire Nu cred ce spune c ntecul Cred c iubirea e mai tare dec t firea sau mprejur rile Cred c e cu putin s te p strezi pentru cineva mult vreme, i s i aduci aminte ce anume a teptai atunci c nd ea vine, n sf r it A vrea s intru n somnul t u i s te p zesc acolo dar nu pot s p trund dec t dac tu m [...]
Having just finished reading The Last Unicorn, I m not at all sure what to say about it, or how I feel about it I felt vaguely enchanted by it not in the sense of it being twee and sweet and Disney, but in the sense of it having a hold over me I loved the writing, the richness of it, the strange and new descriptions, e.g the air hung shiny as candy things that don t quite make logical sense, and yet, you know what they mean.I loved the fairytale qualities interspersed with bits of humour, with f [...]