The Last Unicorn Author:Peter S. Beagle "True to the tradition of fantasy, The Last Unicorn is the story of a quest, the search by the unicorn - immortal, infinitely beautiful - for her lost fellows. She is assisted in her mission by Schmendrick the Magician, a kind of poor man's Merlin whose devotion to the exquistite creature he follows is exceeded only by his mediocrity in magic. ... more » A third traveler, fiercely loyal Molly Grue, tries to bring some semblance of order and practicality into the lives of her two mad charges in this wonderfully imaginative and touching tale."« less
If the only thing you know about this story is the animated movie made from it you don't know the depths of this story. Please read it, for enjoyment, for thought material, to add to your list of wothwhile classics read.