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The Last Unicorn

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  • Posted October 28, 2010

    Recommend

    In this book, The Last Unicorn, there were many great goings on's and poor goings on`s. One great thing was the description of the unicorn. I liked this because the description was so vivid and eye capturing. Another positive was Mommy Fortuna's song about old age. I enjoyed this because it really gave me something to think about in the story. A last thing that I enjoyed was how animals would talk if they felt like it. It added a humorous aspect to the story. But on the opposite side of the spectrum there also were some negatives. One was that a character in Cully's outlaw band named Jack Jingly, I think, should have played a bigger role. My point was that he was a seven foot tall monster and he only appeared in one part of the story. Also during the journey to Hagsgate I thought there should have been a better description of the land on which they were traveling. It always seemed like in the story each destination was reached much too quickly. A final negative I have criticized for the story was that early on in the story the Harpy makes an appearance as the monster that kills Mommy Fortuna (owner of the carnival) but then she doesn't even make another appearance. I thought it was extremely pointless for the author to introduce her if she doesn't even make another appearance. As you can see this story had its ups and downs.
    In this story Peter S. Beagle (the author) has a very unique writing. First of all the author is the narrator, which is called the third person point of view. This is easy to see since not one character's feelings are expressed very thoroughly, and the whole story is basically the author's feelings expressed thoroughly. Usually the main topics of Peter's story are clear cut. For example most of the story is about finding the infamous Red Bull and killing him to restore unicorns to the world. For me that is a clear main idea and is easily understood throughout the story. In places though in the more specific topics the author can be clear and unclear. An example of being unclear is when Molly Grue comes back from chasing the Robin Hood spirits and calls herself Marianne, one off Robin Hood's Band. This for me was unclear and brief. Peter S. Beagle has a complicated yet interesting writing style and exercises examples of it throughout the story.
    Mostly I would recommend this book for teenagers. One, because throughout the book the language, in my opinion, is clear and easy to understand for their specific age group. Two because most characters are older than children, making it easier for teenagers to connect to. For the reasons I presented I would mostly recommend this book for teenagers.Similar novels to "The Last Unicorn" are many. For example if you liked this book, look into reading "The Lord of the Rings" series because it is also fantasy. "The Magician Apprentice" series is great because it is filled with magic and wizardry. "Journey to the Center of the Earth" matches because it has a similar writing style. And finally the book "Fantastic Voyage" for its wonderful journey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2005

    uuummmm....

    The book is written fairly well and it does have a great storyline but for some reason, it wasn't as good as I thought it would be. To be honest, I thought the movie was much better.

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