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The Last UnicornGician and an indomitable spinster she set out to learn the truth but she feared even her immortal wisdom meant nothing in a world where a mad king's curse and terror incarnate lived only to stalk the last unicorn to her do. “Who has choices need not chooseWe must who have noneWe can love but what we lose What is gone is gone” The main problem with mythical beasts is that they are so mythical they become their own cliches Dragons have been their own ultimate victims The same can be said about mermaids elves and of course unicorns And yet Mr Beagle offers us a unicorn that is unlike anything you could expect alluring yet strange beautiful enough to make you cry but at the same time beautiful so much that you will not even think of cuddles intimate like the beat of your own heart and yet remote like a shining star The last unicorn “She can never belong to anything mortal enough to want her”Do you hear me What have I done here The sing song language the allegories the metaphors the poetry This is also Mr Beagle’s doing The Last Unicorn is written beautifully it flows it flutters it weaves around you like an amorous kitten I love this kind of writing style and it is one of the reasons why Mr Beagle is on the list of my favourite authors Even or maybe especially when he writes a fairy tale ”I did not know that I was so empty to be so full”What exactly are fairy tales Nice stories we tell young children before they go to sleep Tales about the love of a beautiful princess and a noble knight who is fully devoted to her Yes there is a grain of truth in this but one should not belittle the role of fairy tales because if you are receptive they are something than simple stories for kids They have their own backdoors and extra layers of meanings that render them with moralising and educative functions Also in the Last Unicorn the characters and their adventures can often be associated with existing heroes in other stories or myths Finding such analogies was an amazing fun and interesting addition to the lovely story that Mr Beagle has presented us with “Things must happen when it is time for them to happen uests may not simply be abandoned; prophecies may not be left to rot like unpicked fruit; unicorns may go unrescued for a long time but not forever”Ultimately The Last Unicorn is a beautiful story about love discovering your own self and filled with valiant absurdity The author offers us lessons how to be what we are so that we could become what we’d like to be like Shmendrick the magician without magic He also gives us a warning in the form of the story of King Haggard “a king whose grief was not for what he did not have but for what he could not give” and who along with his next fulfilled dream became increasingly bitter and unhappy But most importantly the story shows us that human life as opposed to immortal unicorns is fragile and too short to change something important in the mechanism on which the world is constructed You can laugh and grieve over the fate and paths of the protagonists You can smile as you cry This is the main magic of the Last Unicorn ”Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens or half their greatness goes unnoticed It is all part of the fairy tale”Within the boundaries of a very specific narrative style and form that the fairy tale is Mr Beagle reached perfection In order to bring the reader closer to the feelings of his protagonists the Author very often uses songs and chants It is them together with the aforementioned elements that make up the amazing atmosphere of The Last Unicorn I think it is a must read for fantasy fans of all ages

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Glimpse of her glory were blessed by enchantment they would never forget But outside her wondrous realm dark whispers and rumours carried a message she could not ignore Unicorns are gone from the worldAided by a bumbling ma. so i set the mood for rereading The Last Unicorn by putting together a nifty mix of woodstock era classics heavily featuring the likes of jethro tull canned heat richie havens a lot of early pink floyd i put on my comfy clothes i brewed some tea i picked my sunniest room and my cat sensing my mood snuggled in close however i did not smoke any weed perhaps this was my mistake nonetheless the mood was definitely set and the enjoyment swiftly commencedthis is a nice little book it's sweet and cheeky and full of a kind of idealistic purity it is very counter culture in its uiet way i was reminded constantly of things like Harold Maude and King of Hearts and the Yellow Submarine and Jonathan Livingston Seagull and of laying out on the grass with my friends during college in the 90s happily on drugs and talking about life it made me think of flowers and sunshine and animals that i like this is certainly not a trippy book but it is a pleasantly mellow one in tone and outlook the writing is similarly warm and fuzzy characterization is relaxed; living metaphors for freedom authority purity greed experience are mixed and matched in a loose breathable fashion the entire endeavor is what one would call a warm and human experience i can see why this book has so many admirers and why it has apparently never been out of print reading it is like reading a modern fable it feels instantly classic automatically timeless and hopefully its beautiful messages about life and how to live it will never go out of stylemy favorite parts came early and then at the very end the final standoff between our heroes and the Red Bull was very well done and genuinely gripping even better was the time spent in Mommy Fortuna's horrible caravan that was awesome the descriptions of the different ensorcelled beasts the dreaming spider Schmendrick's introduction Mommy Fortuna herself such a poisonous yet rather sad pathetic character Mommy Fortuna as Old Age and of course the terrifying brilliantly rendered harpy all uite delectableit's interesting to me to think about my two different reactions to the book now and then then was back in junior high i think i LOVED Schmendrick and found Molly Grue to be an annoying tedious character despite her i loved the book from beginning to end the beauty of its ultimate meaning whatever that may have been to my 14 year old self had me thinking about life and how to live it many many years later yesterday i found Schmendrick to be distinctly annoying and Molly Grue to be the secret hero of the novel this grouchy critical often overbearing middle aged lady is also brave honest decent completely down to earth and such an unusual character to find as a lead in a fantasy novel go Molly go unfortunately i also found myself to be positively un charmed by all the anachronisms and whimsy all that stuff just felt dated goofy sorta cheap like that fookin butterfly for chrissakes so unfunny and judo and last of the red hot swamis and much ughstill a lovely book with a timeless message although i found those whimsical anachronisms to be obnoxiously precious cutesypoo overall they didn't end up being too dire and my experience was not remotely ruined hell i roll my eyes at my closest friends and i still enjoy their company this may only be a 3 star book for me but i did like it a lot it remains sweetly appealing and genuinely charming maybe if i was stoned now i would give it 4 stars but nowadays i only get stoned to reality tv

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Read ä The Last Unicorn 102 ´ alternate cover editions can be found here here and hereShe was magical beautiful beyond belief—and completely aloneThe unicorn had lived since before memory in a forest where death could touch nothing Maidens who caught a glimpse of her glory were blessed by enchantment they would never forget But outside her wondrous reAlternate cover editions can be found here here and hereShe was magical beautiful beyond belief and completely aloneThe unicorn had lived since before memory in a forest where death could touch nothing Maidens who caught a. I shall write a real review but right now I can only think of one way this book could be any better