- Title: Magic for Beginners
- Author: Kelly Link
- Genre: Fiction, short stories
- Score: 3 out of 5
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I didn’t realise this was a book of short stories until the first one came to an abrupt end. Unfortunately, the first one was the best one, and I spent most of the rest of the book wishing that it could have continued, so that we could find out what happened with the grandmother and the missing boyfriend and the magic handbag.
This was a book of imagination, flights of fancy that were both full of whimsy and yet tailored to a darker audience. There’s plenty of blood and gore, violence and zombies, and yet equally a lot of talk of bunnies and pyjamas and cats and kids. It’s all quite odd, so that you have to just go with it.
I can’t work out whether I actually enjoyed this or not. It was an experience, and I’m glad that I read it, but I still do wish there had been more of the first story.