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The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
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Dec 04, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011-reads, adventure, fantasy, fairy-tale, romance
Read from September 03 to 06, 2011

It's uncanny how close the animated film was to the story that inspired it. The minute I started reading and heard the unicorn speak and hear the butterfly reply, I heard the voices and vividly saw the mannerisms with which they acted. I loved the movie (though I've not seen it in a looong time), but I loved the book more. Hardly surprising, but I thought it should be said anyway.

The Last Unicorn was fast-paced and leisurely at the same time. I actually had more respect for how the characters were written, because in this case, the writer's omnipotent view actually gave a more comprehensive look at their thoughts and the reasons to their actions. With such a wealth of interesting secondary characters (Molly, Schmendrick, even Lir and Haggard), it wouldn't have worked any other way. Schmendrick was always my favorite character in the movie, but I can definitely see why in the book. I gained much more respect, and I'm actually glad of what to look forward to in his future as the story ended.

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