Book Reviews of Magic for Beginners

Magic for Beginners
Magic for Beginners
Author: Kelly Link
ISBN-13: 9781931520157
ISBN-10: 1931520151
Publication Date: 7/1/2005
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
For my money, Kelly Link is the best American short story writer alive. Her creative and singular brand of speculative fiction leaves me literally breathless. The title story of this particular collection is mind-blowingly good. The fact that she isn't better known is shameful.
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Helpful Score: 1
For my money, Kelly Link is the best American short story writer alive. Her creative and singular brand of speculative fiction leaves me literally breathless. The title story of this particular collection is mind-blowingly good. The fact that she isn't better known is shameful.
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I enjoyed this collection of short stories in which the odd and familiar live side by side. Some of my favorite stories were "Catskin" and "Magic for Beginners."
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Strange, wonderful stories about zombies, magic, witches and more. Often humorous and modern; not your typical âsci fiâ or âhorrorâ or âfantasyâ stories. The author creates very specific and involving worlds. My only real complaint is that the stories endâ¦I wanted more, more, more!
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Short story collection like that of picking one or two chocolates out of a box at a time. Fantasy, parallel worlds.
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Great book. Awesome storyteller.
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Boring, dull
I tried reading the first three stories. Made it through the first and skimmed through the next two. I'm not wasting anymore time on it.
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Some of these stories I enjoyed, but some I didn't. After reading the interview with Joe Hill at the end, I think this is just over my head....... there is a bunch of symbolism and English major stuff that I apparently missed. Oh well.
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Didn't read it; my wife donated it to the cause