Friday, June 03, 2011

Sleight of Hand reviewed in The New York Times

This weekend, Sleight of Hand by Peter S. Beagle will be making a well-deserved appearance in the New York Times Sunday Book Review, but if you can't wait for the weekend, the review is already live on the site next to some other great genre titles:

Ever since his classic first novel, A Fine and Private Place, Beagle has displayed a talent not just for writing fantasy but for documenting the frailties and bittersweet qualities of human relationships. Fifty years later, Beagle’s new story collection, Sleight of Hand provides ample evidence that his powers of observation are still sharp.

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Are you a follower of Sniffly Kitty's book blog? Well perhaps you should give it a look! May I suggest starting with this nice review of The Uncertain Places?:

I have been disappointed many times by lackluster fairy tale retellings, but this one was good, really good. I was enchanted from the moment I picked up the book until the moment I finished. It manages to capture that touch of fae which is at once serious and wild.

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