Thursday, March 26, 2015

Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link

Magic for Beginners: StoriesMagic for Beginners: Stories by Kelly Link

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

People are creative all the time, that doesn't necessarily make them imaginative. This little book is a mosaic of imaginativity. I can't say I enjoyed reading all these stories, sometimes they wore me out trying to keep up with them, but I admire the mind that brought them to life. I've never read anything quite like this. Neil Gaiman is a close comparison but doesn't really cover it. The irregular word pairing to describe the ordinary is worth the read on their own (my favorite: "Chihuahua coffins" to describe large, square shoes). The cover of the book creeped me out the more I had to look at it but I was happy it was finally explained in the last story.

I received a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads.

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