Monday, October 11, 2010

Want Books? (We Never Talk About My Brother)

Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted at Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now.
I was young when I found out that there is still much magic in the world, and a good deal of that discovery I owe to Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn. After reading the latest issue of his Raven Newsletter (they're selling movie frames, btw), I was reminded of how much I want to read his 2009 short story collection, We Never Talk About My Brother.

What little I've encountered of Peter S. Beagle's writing has already impressed me immensely so I'm looking forward to reading more. I'm especially eager for 'The Tale Of Junko And Sayuri,' a Japanese myth-inspired tale about magic and marriage; 'By Moonlight,' which won the 2010 Locus Award for Best Novella; and the title story, which uses Biblical themes and looks to be a powerful, character-driven story.

It's currently unavailable at my favorite bookstore branch, but I hope that I'll be able to get a copy before I leave the city. Reading this collection would be well-timed too, since it's nominated for a World Fantasy Award this October. Guess you all know who I'm rooting for!


Chachic said...

Oh hey, you did a Want Books post! I linked this in my roundup. :) I have a copy of The Last Unicorn but I haven't read it yet. I think I've had my copy since 2007. I should bump it up my TBR. This one isn't available in Fully Booked? You can ask them to get it through special order or maybe you can try Book Depository (they have free worldwide shipping).

Tina said...

I've been seeing the copy of The Last Unicorn in Fully Booked but I never picked it up. I've heard good reviews about it, though. Perhaps the book is waiting for me? :)

Yes I agree with Chachic -- you can try Book Depository if they have it. :)

dementedchris said...

@Chachic and Tina

Thank you for your suggestions! I haven't tried Book Depository yet. :) Free shipping sounds like pure win!

I do hope you both get to read The Last Unicorn. It's poignant and heartbreakingly-beautiful. :)