A Fine and Private Place
This classic, mesmerizing tale from the author of The Last Unicorn is a journey between the realms of the living and the dead, and the eternal power of love. Michael Morgan was not ready to die, but his funeral was carried out just the same. Trapped in the dark limbo between life and death as a... show more
This classic, mesmerizing tale from the author of The Last Unicorn is a journey between the realms of the living and the dead, and the eternal power of love. Michael Morgan was not ready to die, but his funeral was carried out just the same. Trapped in the dark limbo between life and death as a ghost, he searches for an escape. Instead, he discovers the beautiful Laura...and a love stronger than the boundaries of the grave and the spirit world. Praise for Peter S. Beagle: "Wit, charm, and a sense of individuality." --New York Times Book Review "It's a fully rounded region, this other world of Peter Beagle's imagination...an originality...that is wholly his own." --Kirkus Reviews "Both sepulchral and oddly appealing...[Beagle's] ectoplasmic fable has a distinct, mossy charm." --Time "Delightful." --San Francisco Chronicle
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 5th 1992
Publisher: Roc Trade
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Urban Fantasy
, Ghost Stories
2.5 stars. Ok story about a man who's lived in a graveyard in the Bronx for the past 20 years, keeping newly arrived ghosts company and eating food brought to him by a talking raven. It was also a story about the lies we tell ourselves and how hard it can be to face the truth. I felt it suffered fro...
There are no happy endings, because nothing ever ends. That (admittedly paraphrased) quote pretty much encapsulates the book, which is sometimes sweetly cynical, and always bittersweetly romantic. Prose that is poetic, with its beautiful and sometimes stark similes and metaphors, without being flori...
2 1/2 starsIt's impressive that Peter Beagle wrote his first novel at the age of nineteen. I'm sorry to say the story doesn't add up to much. He would have done well to indulge more in whimsy and skip the philosophical ramblings. I've read his sweet novel, The Last Unicorn, as well as his picaresq...
A book that made me like Beagle even more than before. It tells a story about living and loving among the dead. Michael, a ghost who insisted on hanging to life. Rebeck, a living man who felt more at home with the dead. Laura, trying to find love after death. Mrs. Klapper, living her life still in t...
A love story between two ghosts observed by a homeless man who lives in a cemetery. A very goth novel.