Magic for Beginners: Stories
Publish date: 2014-07-01
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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?
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.
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...
I've read the titular story twice -- once years ago in an anthology, before Link's name was familiar to me, and then again recently in Other Worlds Than These. It is, briefly, about some teens watching a tv serial about a magical library. The story is very good, but what I really want is to see the ...
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