Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Books: Beauty

Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty & The Beast
By Robin McKinley
Copyright 1978
325 pages

A good friend who lives in England surprised me by sending me this book a few weeks ago. She thought I would like it.

She was quite right.

This is a splendid book. Even if you know how it ends, it is a fine read, very well written and full of character.

It is a story full of romance - the old fashioned kind - hope, dreams, and desire.

It is a story of a girl who loves her books and her studies, and cares not for treasure. And isn't treasure what we make of it, after all?

The story has great atmosphere and presence. It is one of the finest books I have read in a while.

1 comment:

  1. It's always nice to read a surprise book and especially one that a friend has recommended and sent. I have done this a few times and it's always a lot of fun.

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