Book Reviews of Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn (Thieves' World, Bk 2)

Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn (Thieves' World, Bk 2)
Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn - Thieves' World, Bk 2
Author: Robert Asprin (Editor), Lynn Abbey (Editor)
ISBN-13: 9780441805907
ISBN-10: 0441805906
Publication Date: 2/1991
Pages: 299
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Ace Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn (Thieves' World, Bk 2) on + 25 more book reviews
I love Asprin's Thieves World books. It was a unique idea. Provide a bunch of different authors a setting in which to set their stories, and even allow them to borrow characters from each other, and let them rip! Essentially, it a group of short stories that takes place in Sanctuary, which contrary to its name suggest, is not a place you want to be. If you find some writing slow, you can always skip to the next story, but all the stories are entertaining and provide enough variation to keep the reader's attention. This is book 2, so you might want to read book 1 first.
reviewed Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn (Thieves' World, Bk 2) on + 126 more book reviews
Thieves' World is on of my favorite anthologies. This, the second book in the series, contains stories from several popular SF/F writers. I think I would have enjoyed the book more, if one of the authors hadn't been Philip Jose Farmer, who IMHO is far too descriptive, which tends to bury the story under so much fluff (which is why I was never able to get through his RIVERWORLD series).
reviewed Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn (Thieves' World, Bk 2) on + 495 more book reviews
This is a great tragic/comedic series written as kind of a lark for major SF/Fantasy authors.