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by Peter S. Beagle

Category: United States
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Peter S. Beagle
ISBN: 0451456513
ISBN13: 978-0451456519
Language: English
Publisher: Roc Trade (August 1, 1997)
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Peter Soyer Beagle (born April 20, 1939) is an American novelist and screenwriter, especially fantasy fiction.

Peter Soyer Beagle (born April 20, 1939) is an American novelist and screenwriter, especially fantasy fiction. During the last twenty-five years he has won several literary awards, including a World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2011. He was named Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master by SFWA in 2018.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Nominated for the World Fantasy Award Six breathtaking stories set in the bestselling world of The Inkeeper's Song. The best work yet ( Locus ) from the award-winning author of The Last Unicorn Beagle is the class act of fantasy writing.

From the top of the Berlin Wall to the depths of the darkest seas, gods and monsters battle their enemies and innermost fears, yet mere mortals make the truly difficult choices.

Beagle's fairy tales invoke comparison with yet another great name, the Brothers Grimm

by. Beagle, Peter S. Publication date. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Gutierres on June 28, 2011.

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A note on naming books. His New York publisher decided to name it Giant Bones, after the last story in the book, but all his foreign publishers opted for The Magician of Karakosk instead. As Peter often does, he began this writing project without a title. Sometimes a really good one occurs to him before finishing, but more often he just slaps down a placeholder and gets on with the business of storytelling. Which is not to say the title Giant Bones is no more-it’s just changed mediums.

First appeared in Giant Bones (Roc: New York). First appeared in Strange Roads by Peter S. Beagle (DreamHaven Books: Minneapolis). Giant Bones, while an Innkeeper’s World fantasy, unquestionably draws its-okay, okay!-inspiration from affectionate recollection of a small boy named James, who wanted desperately to grow up to be six feet, seven inches tall, weigh two hundred and forty pounds, and play football. Damn kid used to drive me crazy, swinging from the lintel of every door in my house, trying to stretch himself.

Peter S. Beagle is the internationally bestselling and much-beloved author of numerous classic fantasy novels and collections, including The Last Unicorn, A Fine & Private Place, The Overneath, The Line Between, Sleight of Hand, Summerlong, and In Calabria. Beagle is the recipient of the Hugo, Nebula, Mythopoeic, World Fantasy, and Locus awards, as well as the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire.

Beagle writes in his foreword that he doesn't do sequels; nevertheless, the world he. .descendants became giants. A treat for browsers and Beagle aficionados alike.

Beagle writes in his foreword that he doesn't do sequels; nevertheless, the world he created in The Innkeeper's Song (1993) continues to tickle his storytelling instincts: hence, the setting for this collection of six substantial tales, though only one, & and Soukyan,'' features characters from the novel. Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1997. A natural history of hell.

The author of The Innkeeper's Song offers six new stories set in his beloved fantasy world. Reprint.
Comments to eBook Giant Bones
I love this story enough that I bought this book a second time.
Two good short stories:
The last song of Sirit Byar
The magician of Karakosk

The rest, are not so good.
This book is NOT your, "The Last Unicorn" which was in every way a children's book. Instead "Giant Bones" has more of the gritty reality of life, vernacular language, swear words, body functions and so on. This magical adventure takes us to world apart from our daily lives where any thing can happen. This is not my favorite Peter S. Beagle book but I do plan to keep it in my collection and listen to it over and over. Your Sincerely, Lost And Confused
This is a very unusual book, but none the worse for that. It contains a collection of six short stories from the author of The Inkeeper's Song, which, insidentally, I haven't read but am very anxious to.

Four of the stories are written in the first person. Usually I don't like this style of writing, as I often think the narator loses character, but Peter S. Beagle does manage not only to provide engaging narrations that keep the reader interested, but he also brings across the narator's characters really well: from the corse but likable heroine of The Last Song Of Serid Biar, to the rough tenderness of a father telling a bedtime story to his son.

The Two stories written in the third person are my favourites, but again, I think that's because I prefer that style of writing. One of the stories actually features two of the characters from The Inkeeper's Song, which makes it even more maddening that it's not on audio.

All the stories were powerful, and sometimes beautifully written. I don't think Peter S. Beagle would approve of this, but I thought they had the feel of fairy-tales, all be it for adults. No disrespect intended.

The author himself narrates the book, as I believe he does all his works, and he does a credible job. I only hope he narrates The Inkeeper's song very soon, since no one else seems inclined to record it.
Set in the world of his previous book, "The Innkeeper's Song," Beagle presents six stand-alone fairy tales in this charming collection. All but one from first person perspective (Lal and Soukyan's last hurrah), Beagle continues to weave strange twists on old forms: the girl who would rather marry a thief, the powerful magician who had no love for power, two old mercenary partners who find a need for reconciliation, and - my favourite - the actors who are privy to a most unusual theatrical performance! As delightful and lyrical as these tales are, however, Beagle's world is bleak, leaving all his characters to live in a catch-as-catch can world. Beagle also feels no need to shrink from or tidy-up the language of his characters, as the first story eminently proves. While this excellent ear for the "voices" of the five story-tellers in this wonderful collection is more than appropriate but necessary to each story, young children who loved "The Last Unicorn" would be advised to wait a few years before delving into this enjoyable anthology.
Peter Beagle has given us six stories set in the world of his novel The Innkeeper's Song. It's the same world, but not the same location, and, except for one story, not the same characters. Other reviewers have pointed out that the fact that there is a different teller for each story helps maintain interest from story to story, and I agree. I also agree (mostly) with the reviewer who states that the last three stories in the book are better than the first three. I found "Choushi-Wai's Story" to be as good a story as I've ever read, comparable in quality to P.G. Wodehouse's "Lord Emsworth and the Girl-Friend", Yasunari Kawabata's "The Dancing Girl of Izu", or the best of Hemingway's stories. "Giant Bones", the title story, isn't far behind.

Beagle is that rare author who has given us both great novels and great stories, and readers have been blessed that he has done that for close to fifty years now.
Anyone whoever read THE INNKEEPER'S SONG by Peter S. Beagle will be delighted to hear about this new anthology of stories. With six new stories from the same fantasy world, each one unique and entertaining, Beagle practically reinvents modern fantasy. The tales are about bards, magicians, and aged mercenaries Lal and Soukyan, first seen in the THE INNKEEPER'S SONG.

GIANT BONES is a must for any any Peter S. Beagle fan. Even if you've never read his work before, this will be $12 well spent.

Casey Thomaston
Good fantasy is terribly difficult to find. Good short fiction is terribly difficult to find. Good fantasy short fiction does not exist. Or, it rarely does. Giant Bones is a welcome addition to this neglected, narrow genre. Even for those who have not read The Innkeeper's Song, these tales, brought to life in wonderous, traditional tale-telling style, will suprise and delight you. A few of them, such as "Lal and Soukyan" and "The Last Song of Sirit Byar" are not really suprising for those familiar with Beagle -- they feel like a return to a well-loved home. I found "Giant Bones" to be slightly tedious in its first-person style, moreso than Beagle's earlier work. But "The Magician of Karakosk," "The Tragical Historie of the Jiril's Players," (and I point out that the reviewers were wrong -- some of these characters are present in The Innkeeper's Song as well as Lal and Soukyan) and "Choushi-wai's Story" are spectacular in their lyrical telling. You may find yourself shocked that such simple stories seem vibrant and brilliantly alive. All of these stories are worth reading -- you may find yourself reading them more than once. Another excellent work by an excellent author.
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