Why did I love this book?
I grew up on a steady diet of fantasy books and movies, perhaps none so beloved as the 1982 classic The Last Unicorn. And it was my absolute love and childhood devotion to this movie that led to me putting off reading the book it was based on for so long.
Wow, was that a mistake.
I will never not love the movie, but the book is excellent and now just as beloved, a much deeper and moving story than the movie had the time to be. And the language of the book is just beautiful, so full of poetic turns of phrase that a unicorn’s journey deserves. I highly recommend it, whether you were obsessed with the movie as a kid or not.