The unicorns have all disappeared from the world, save one, who cannot accept that she is the last.
I know I said no fantasy for a while, but The Last Unicorn is a children’s books so it doesn’t count. I have long been a fan of the Rankin/Bass animated movie, but never read the book. When it showed up from BookMooch, I couldn’t wait any longer.
The Last Unicorn is not a tame book. It’s a fairy tale of the wildest and wooliest kind, as much about the journey as the destination. The plot isn’t neat, it’s sprawling, and Beagle lingers over every moment. The language is gorgeous, and I’m absolutely looking forward to reading this one aloud to Superfast Baby.
I can’t tell you anything more than “this is a story of the last unicorn” without being tempted to tell you the whole story from start to finish. So I’ll just leave it there, and exhort you to add this children’s classic to your library.