A Fine and Private Place

A Fine and Private Place

A Novel

Book - 1960
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Publisher: New York : Dell, c1960
Characteristics: 272 p. ; 21 cm

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cals_Stories Oct 03, 2016

"The richest, most poetic and loving of ghost stories, written when the author was not yet twenty. Beagle has continued to produce beautiful work into his seventies, and remains my favorite living fantasy writer."

The richest, most poetic and loving of ghost stories, written when the author was not yet twenty. Beagle has continued to produce beautiful work into his seventies, and remains my favorite living fantasy writer.


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Kruizement
Apr 28, 2016

I don't even know where to begin. I liked it. The writing was phenomenal, the characters rich and interesting. There was so much packed into this book from philosophy, musing about life after death, and a fascinating study of humans. Peter S. Beagle scrapes at the bottom of the very soul of his characters and I felt as if I was peering into this man's own thoughts through his writing. This felt like a very personal glimpse into his musings but seamlessly put into novel form exploring such beautiful and dastardly human characters. The ghosts in this book were just as corporeal as those described as alive. It took me a little while to get into it but the plot quickly picks up 100 pages in or so as you settle into this elegant and raw study of life and death that Beagle has wrought. I couldn't fully grasp everything contained within this book, but maybe you aren't supposed to. You are just supposed to let it wash over you and absorb what you can. Bravo, Mr. Beagle.

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Jun 21, 2011

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