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A Fine and Private Place/The Last Unicorn

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Published (first published 1991)
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Jackie
Nov 02, 2008 Jackie rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
A unicorn who believes she is the last of her kind, in search of other unicorns. An adventure, a quest of sorts.
Meeting people who will help her, and some may harm her.
Juvenile and predictable.
Though it is a beloved fairytale, I think it could have been better.
Christine Ku
Apr 01, 2016 Christine Ku rated it liked it
I can't really relate to A Fine and Private Place but I think I quite like The Last Unicorn
Alicia
Apr 02, 2015 Alicia rated it really liked it
I couldn't get into 'A Fine and Private Place' but I did enjoy 'The Last Unicorn' very much!
Virginia
Oct 02, 2011 Virginia rated it really liked it
The raven carrying the bologna sandwich drew me into a story that I may not have otherwise read. I enjoyed the rest of the story very much and it was not in any way predictable.

The Last Unicorn was fantastic (of course being my favorite movie as a child, I may have been slightly biased:). The movie script followed the book almost word for word.
Jennifer
Sep 03, 2010 Jennifer rated it it was ok
Both novellas were okay - not something I'd read again. While his metaphors and similes were very well done, they were distracting and frequently threw me right out of the story as I was reading it. I did like A Fine and Private Place's concept though - retreating from life by living in a mausoleum in a cemetery.
Heather Gessling
Nov 28, 2009 Heather Gessling rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Both novels are wonderful...he is one of the founders of true fantasy literature.
Tiffany
May 29, 2008 Tiffany rated it really liked it
I love the Last Unicorn. Trying to understand Fine & Private Place. A little weird.
Felicia
Oct 02, 2015 Felicia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, 2013
I loved both stories. A Fine and Private Place brought me to tears.
Cynthia
Mar 21, 2009 Cynthia rated it it was amazing
supa.
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Peter Soyer Beagle (born April 20, 1939) is an American fantasist and author of novels, nonfiction, and screenplays. He is also a talented guitarist and folk singer. He wrote his first novel, A Fine and Private Place , when he was only 19 years old. Today he is best known as the author of The Last Unicorn, which routinely polls as one of the top ten fantasy novels of all time, and at least two of ...more
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