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Magic for Beginners - Shelley Jackson, Kelly Link
Magic for Beginners
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Magic for Beginners is Kelly Link’s eagerly anticipated and critically acclaimed follow-up to her beloved debut, Stranger Things Happen. “Cumulatively weirder and wiser” (The Believer), this new story collection riffs on zombies, marriage, witches, superheroes, haunted convenience stores, and... show more
Magic for Beginners is Kelly Link’s eagerly anticipated and critically acclaimed follow-up to her beloved debut, Stranger Things Happen. “Cumulatively weirder and wiser” (The Believer), this new story collection riffs on zombies, marriage, witches, superheroes, haunted convenience stores, and weekly apocalyptic poker parties, among other things.  Link’s work is truly unique. Time Out New York called her stories “cross-genre gems,” and her admirers in the literary community—from Peter Straub and Karen Joy Fowler to Alice Sebold and Michael Chabon—reflect the amazing range that makes her style so special. Call it kitchen sink magical realism: Fantastic and bizarre but funny and down to earth, there is something for everyone in Magic for Beginners. .
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156031875 (0156031876)
Publisher: Harvest Books
Pages no: 297
Edition language: English
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moving under skies
moving under skies rated it
4.0 Magic for Beginners
The rare beast: a short story collection that I love. "Stone Animals" is absolutely brilliant & amazing--why do I not own this book so I can reread that story alone on a regular basis?
Gene
Gene rated it
2.0 Magic for Beginners
This is a collection of weird short stories which can be loosely qualified as urban fantasy. When I said the stories are weird, I really meant it. I would not be able to tell the plot of any of nine stories from the book. Do you want to know about a man loving a cannon? How about a man marrying a de...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 Magic for Beginners
They're interesting short stories and I don't regret reading them but they were just not me. They fall more into the magic realism end of the fantasy spectrum than the urban fantasy that I enjoy reading, and skate the border of horror as well.
Boston Bibliophile
Boston Bibliophile rated it
3.0 Magic for Beginners
http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2007/10/review-magic-for-beginners-by-kelly.html
altheaann
altheaann rated it
You may officially put me down as a Kelly Link fan.I understand why her writing might not be to everyone's taste. One of the blurbs on this books describes it as 'elliptical' - yes. She comes at ideas sideways and leaves things unfinished, ambiguous, to be considered. It can be frustrating. But at t...
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