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Review: A Fine and Private Place by Peter S. Beagle

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A Fine and Private Place by Peter S. Beagle
1960, Ballantine Books

Review Summary: It is definitely a novel of an earlier time, but at the same time the characters are such that the novel has a touch of timelessness about it as well. Or perhaps its just the pacing I’m reacting to, as Beagle shows a unique touch in bringing an otherworldly sense of unhurriedness to the novel that dovetails remarkably well with the subject matter.

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Review: The Innkeeper’s Song by Peter S. Beagle

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The Innkeeper’s Song by Peter S. Beagle
1993, Roc Hardcover

Review Summary: Overall the choices the author makes – characterization, plot, themes and ideas – are all very different from standard fare, and I enjoy the non-standard fantasy world he creates through these choices, but the purposefully blunted energy of the novel keeps it from being a stronger, must-read book.

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