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Review: A Fine and Private Place

User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

Alternated between a three star and four star rating for this one. It's Peter S. Beagle, so the prose is lyrical and of course there are delightful literary references. But, it's his first novel and ... Read full review

Review: A Fine and Private Place

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

I liked the idea of this more than the implementation. The writing was good, but I felt like Beagle was trying too hard to sound wise beyond his years and it came off as trite. Also I don't understand ... Read full review

Review: A Fine and Private Place

User Review  - Mari - Goodreads

This book has a lovely premise and it's strangely beautiful. But also hard to read. It is both heavily fantastical and too real. I'm genuinely not sure how I feel about it. Read full review

Review: A Fine and Private Place

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

An interesting idea about what happens after death. The ending was left a bit open regarding some of the characters. Read full review

Review: A Fine and Private Place

User Review  - Bunnyjadwiga - Goodreads

I really wish I loved this more. It was ok-- but I've only re-read it a few times. Just didn't click with me. Read full review

Review: A Fine and Private Place

User Review  - Miriam - Goodreads

Beagle wrote this when he was 19, and for that age this is an excellent book. Certainly Beagle went on to write great fiction. But this book doesn't really do it for me. It's a very slow book and very ... Read full review

Review: A Fine and Private Place

User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

Beautifully written, but much slower paced than my usual reading. Not a lot happens, but it's still a pleasant enough read. Read full review

Review: A Fine and Private Place

User Review  - Emma Reif - Goodreads

The best book in a very long time. Beautifully written. Read full review

Review: A Fine and Private Place

User Review  - Steven - Goodreads

I first read this book more than 25 years ago, and it really got under my skin. I re-read it recently and consider it one of my favorite novels. It is often classified as a fantasy novel (since the ... Read full review

Review: A Fine and Private Place

User Review  - Mona - Goodreads

I read The Last Unicorn and loved it tremendously. It was possibly one of the most beautiful book ever written. Thereafter it made me want to read every single book Mr. Beagle has written and so ... Read full review

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