The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle, Renae De Liz, Peter Gillis, Ray Dillon

[Originally posted on tumblr on 31. August 2012]

 

'The Last Unicorn' by Peter S. Beagle is for some reason sad and tragic but full of magic.

I thought at first this was considered a book for children. Oh, how wrong I was!

There is so much bitterness in this story, so much grief and then at the same time there is sometimes a laugh to be found.

Comparing it to the movie adaption there is only one thing that irks me that they left it out in the movie: Schmendrick’s immortality. This makes his character in the movie extremely different from the book. In the book he is a man in search for his power but that is not his only goal, because he will remain immortal until his great power is under his control.

If you didn’t read this book yet: Please consider reading it.