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Magic for Beginners

Link, Kelly (Book - 2005)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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All-new collection of magical stories from slapstick comedy to Gothic horror.
Authors: Link, Kelly
Title: Magic for beginners
Publisher: Northampton, MA : Small Beer Press, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 272 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Kelly Link, illustrated by Shelley Jackson
Contents: The faery handbag
The hortlak
The cannon
Stone animals
Catskin
Some zombie contingency plans
The great divorce
Magic for beginners
Lull
Summary: All-new collection of magical stories from slapstick comedy to Gothic horror.
Additional Contributors: Jackson, Shelley
ISBN: 1931520151
0812986512
Branch Call Number: FICTION LINK
Genre/Form: Short stories
LCCN: 2005005394
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"If I had to pick the most powerfully original voice in fantasy today, it would be Kelly Link . Her stories begin in a world very much like our own, but then, following some mysterious alien geometry, they twist themselves into something fantastic and, frequently, horrific. You won't come ou... Read More »

Short stories about the intersection between the worlds of reality and the supernatural, including such topics as a haunted convenience store and a weekly apocalyptic poker party.


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Feb 19, 2010
  • allsystemsslow rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i would say the premises were original, though to be fair a story about a handbag that can trap people within the magical realm inside it is pretty much old hat

Feb 07, 2010
  • dida rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well executed surreal stories. I didn't find the individual ideas particularly novel, but the way they were put together was very well done.

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Feb 07, 2010
  • dida rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

dida thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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