November 27, 2010

On My Wishlist #10

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted at Book Chick City.


On My Wishlist

Do you have any books that you desperately want but haven't bought yet? The books can be old, new or forthcoming.
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The books I added to my wish list in November :


The Last Unicorn
From goodreads:
The Last Unicorn is one of the true classics of fantasy, ranking with Tolkien's The Hobbit, Le Guin's Earthsea Trilogy, and Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Beagle writes a shimmering prose-poetry, the voice of fairy tales and childhood:

The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone. She was very old, though she did not know it, and she was no longer the careless color of sea foam but rather the color of snow falling on a moonlit night. But her eyes were still clear and unwearied, and she still moved like a shadow on the sea.

The unicorn discovers that she is the last unicorn in the world, and sets off to find the others. She meets Schmendrick the Magician--whose magic seldom works, and never as he intended--when he rescues her from Mommy Fortuna's Midnight Carnival, where only some of the mythical beasts displayed are illusions. They are joined by Molly Grue, who believes in legends despite her experiences with a Robin Hood wannabe and his unmerry men. Ahead wait King Haggard and his Red Bull, who banished unicorns from the land.

This is a book no fantasy reader should miss; Beagle argues brilliantly the need for magic in our lives and the folly of forgetting to dream. --Nona Vero

4 comments:

  1. I love the Last Unicorn! It was one of my favourite films as a kid and a few years ago I finally got around to reading the book. It's so atmospheric. Hope you get it soon! :)

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  2. I have not read the book, but the movie is one of my all-time favorites. Such a magical story.

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  3. I can't remember the last time I watched this movie , sounds like the book would be just as good if not better.

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  4. As always, I'm wishing for a mixture of books.

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