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Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link
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Feb 17, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011-since-joining-goodreads-only, spec-fic-imaginary-life, magic, short-stories
Read in November, 2011

Whimsical and interesting short stories, but they can be a little much to take in one sitting. I enjoyed the rather dark, Some Zombie Contingency Plans and The Faery Handbag very much. Catskin was enjoyable but disturbing, and reminded me of old fairytales such as Ruth Manning Sanders 'A Book Of Cats and Creatures.' I didn't end up reading them all, I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had more time to read the book and could have spaced out the stories more. She is a great author but her stories can be very vivid and strange. I recently read one of her other collections and I found that spacing out the reading a lot more really helped. I do find that with other short story collections too.
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