This is a beautifully told story that lingered with me for days after I finished reading it. For anyone who wants to write fiction, I strongly recommend you pick up this book and revel in Beagle's prose--it is simply magnificent.
some compare Beagle to Tolkien but I sure don't. I wasn't impressed with this but it is a classic fantasy book
To say the least, The Last Unicorn is a classic of modern fantasy fiction. Mr. Beagle's most popular, or well known, book is far form simple pulp fiction. He has created a modern fairy tale rooted with story telling tradition, including the Bible. The novel's no quick read as it has depths that will slow down avid adult readers. The Last Unicorn is a "must read" for fantasy fiction fans.
I had been wanting to read this book for the past 13 years. Now that I have read it, I am glad I did. It was good. I enjoyed how there was a connection to the characters and a uniqueness about each one. The story of the unicorn as well was quite exciting yet sad all at once. It wasn't overly extraordinary. I suppose I had too high of hopes for it, but if you like stories about fantasy worlds, magicians, heroes, kings, and unicorns, this is a must read.
I got a copy of this book through netgalley(dot)com. I love this story and was excited to see how it was rendered into a graphic novel. The illustration was absolutely breathtaking and the story fast-paced and engrossing. Definitely a must for any fans of this story, of unicorns, or of beautiful rendered fantasy graphic novels.
Most people are probably familiar with the story. A beautiful unicorn decides to set out and find whether or not she is actually the last unicorn. On her journey she finds that her fellow unicorns have been trapped by an evil king. She goes on a heartbreaking quest to set her people free.
I can't say enough how much I loved the illustration throughout this graphic novel. It was just absolutely stunning. I always have imagined the unicorn as so beautiful and the illustrators really captured that image and even made it more stunning.
The story was exceedingly well told and matched the tone of the illustration perfectly. Did I mention how much I loved the artwork and illustration? I got this as an e-galley and will definitely be purchasing a hardback copy to put on my book shelf, just so I can take it out over and over and marvel at the beautiful story and artwork.
Overall I am so happy I read this. If you are a fan of this story or of unicorns or of beautiful graphic novel fantasies this is a must read.