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Magic for Beginners - Kelly Link
Magic for Beginners
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Best of the Decade: Salon, The A.V. Club"If I had to pick the most powerfully original voice in fantasy today, it would be Kelly Link. Her stories begin in a world very much like our own, but then, following some mysterious alien geometry, they twist themselves into something fantastic and,... show more
Best of the Decade: Salon, The A.V. Club"If I had to pick the most powerfully original voice in fantasy today, it would be Kelly Link. Her stories begin in a world very much like our own, but then, following some mysterious alien geometry, they twist themselves into something fantastic and, frequently, horrific. You won’t come out the same person you went in."—Lev Grossman, The Week"Highly original."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)"Dazzling."—Entertainment Weekly (grade: A, Editor’s Choice)"Darkly playful."—Michael ChabonBest of the Year: Time Magazine, Salon, Boldtype, PopMatters.Kelly Link’s engaging and funny stories riff on haunted convenience stores, husbands and wives, rabbits, zombies, weekly apocalyptic poker parties, witches, and cannons. Includes Hugo, Nebula, and Locus award winners. A Best of the Year pick from TIME, Salon.com, and Book Sense. Illustrated by Shelley Jackson.Kelly Link is the author of three collections of short fiction Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, and Pretty Monsters. Her short stories have won three Nebula, a Hugo, and a World Fantasy Award. She was born in Miami, Florida, and once won a free trip around the world by answering the question “Why do you want to go through the world?” (”Because you can’t go through it.”)Link lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she and her husband, Gavin J. Grant, run Small Beer Press, co-edit the fantasy half of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and play ping-pong. In 1996 they started the occasional zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.
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Format: hardcover
ASIN: B008SLSZ96
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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2.5
So here is the deal; people love, love, love this author. I found her writing to be, while excellent, just not what I like. It was very free flowing, expansive, and long. I like short stories to be concise. I just didn't get it. I didn't get the prose, settings, style, timing..... any of it. ...
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