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Monday, March 23, 2015

Book Review: The Last Unicorn

Summary: 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.

Thoughts: While maybe another classic read here from another one of those childhood films, I was a little disappointed. This story starts out with that wonderfully elegant feel that we love in fairytales, with beautiful descriptiveness and vivid words, but the characters ended up lagging throughout most of the book. Schmendrick was still a favorite and I came to appreciate Molly Grue by the end, but for the majority of the book I couldn't really enjoy them. Besides this we have random magazines and tacos which threw me off and I had to backtrack a bit to make sure I had read that right. It was funny, I'll admit, but didn't really seem to fit with the elegant prose. (Shrugs) Oh well, while I probably won't be rereading this one anytime soon, I'd still recommend it for those who look for a good story over intriguing characters.

  Well, for those of you who have watched the film you already know all there is to know (plus some, actually). For those of you who haven't there are a few uses of D*** and a scene where the Unicorn is transformed into a human girl and is naked. This scene isn't really used in an inappropriate sense but it's not exactly blown over either. Might not be the best book to hand to a kid but an interesting read anyways.

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