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Pretty Monsters: Stories - Kelly Link, Shaun Tan
Pretty Monsters: Stories
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Kelly Link has lit up adult literary publishing?and Viking is honored to publish her first YA story collection. Through the lens of Link?s vivid imagination, nothing is what it seems, and everything deserves a second look. From the multiple award-winning ?The Faery Handbag,? in which a teenager?s... show more
Kelly Link has lit up adult literary publishing?and Viking is honored to publish her first YA story collection. Through the lens of Link?s vivid imagination, nothing is what it seems, and everything deserves a second look. From the multiple award-winning ?The Faery Handbag,? in which a teenager?s grandmother carries an entire village (or is it a man-eating dog?) in her handbag, to the near-future of ?The Surfer,? whose narrator (a soccer-playing skeptic) waits with a planeload of refugees for the aliens to arrive, Link?s stories are funny and full of unexpected insights and skewed perspectives on the world. Her fans range from Michael Chabon to Peter Buck of R.E.M. to Holly Black of Spiderwick Chronicles fame. Now teens can have their world rocked, too!
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670010905 (0670010901)
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Pages no: 390
Edition language: English
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Peptastic is standing still
Peptastic is standing still rated it
4.5 Monster stories of Monsters
Pretty Monsters is a collection of short stories from author Kelly Link. They range from fantastic stories I wish were full length novels to stories wrapped up neatly. None of the monsters were cut and dry monsters but were generally misunderstood or had a sense of humour. My personal favourites are...
Barrita
Barrita rated it
Frustrantemente buena colección. Kelly Link tiene una original y divertida forma de escribir, pero muchas veces no llega a ningun lado con sus historias o añade elementos que le quitan todo el mérito, como alguien contando un muy buen chiste pero riéndose mientras lo hace."The wizards of Persil" y "...
altheaann
altheaann rated it
I'd come across a few stories by Link in anthologies, and that was enough to make me excited to pick up this book at the store.Unfortunately, I think every story I'd already read by Link was in this book. That's OK, though, because these stories are all good enough to read at least twice.The Wrong G...
good english
good english rated it
Loved every single story in this collection. Some more than others -- my absolute favorite was "Magic for Beginners" -- but the book as a whole confirmed my affection for Kelly Link. "The Constable of Abal" (also found in a short story collection called The Coyote Road) and the titular story were pr...
megancsparks
megancsparks rated it
I read one of Kelly Link's other books, Magic for Beginners, way back in January 2009 and I only gave it three stars. (Complete with bonus debate on the term 'magic-realism' thanks to Caris.) I just couldn't get into it, and I felt bad, because I felt as though something in all of those stories was ...
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