Igår, var jag på Science fiction Bokhandeln i Göteborg och plockade upp en bok jag aldrig tidigare hört talas om. Omslaget lockade mig - omslag är viktiga - och på framsidan läste jag en blurb av en av mina favorit-fantasyförfattare, Patrick Rothfuss:
"The Last Unicorn is the best book I have ever read. You need to read it. If you have already read it, you need to read it again."
En annan av mina favoritförfattare i genren fantasy, Robin Hobb, skriver detta om boken på bokens Goddreadssida:
This was one of the first satisfying fantasy reads that I found after The Lord of the Rings. I read it when I came home from my first year of college, in 1970. For a long time, I felt like I was the only person who had read this book. Then, slowly, slowly, the recognition for it began to grow. The movie came out, so wondrously tied to the book (and well it should be: the author wrote the screenplay) and I loved it almost as much as the book.
All these years later, it is a pleasure to see it gaining the sort of acclaim it has always deserved.Recommended for a read and a re-read, and a read out loud. Yes, it's that good.
“The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone. She was very old, though she did not know it, and she was no longer the careless color of sea foam but rather the color of snow falling on a moonlit night. But her eyes were still clear and unwearied, and she still moved like a shadow on the sea.”