Friday, October 19, 2007
The Last Unicorn
I'm rereading Peter S. Beagle's classic story right now--for years I've been referring to him as one of my favorite fantasists, but I hadn't yet reread any of his books. And it's probably been nearly 10 years since I read The Last Unicorn the first time. So I'm enjoying it...and I'd forgotten how absolutely funny some parts of it are--scenes, snippets, even individual sentences, I'm just laughing out loud (during his breakfast this morning my one-day-shy-of-three-years-old son asked me what I was laughing about, and I couldn't really explain why the appearance of Robin Hood and the reactions of Captain Cully's men was so funny).