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Magic for Beginners, Link's second collection, contains some of her most mature and accomplished stories to date.
I understand that it was stylustic and intentional, but I don't have to like it, and an entire book of somewhat unfinished stories became frustrating.
Link's stories have been described as "endearingly odd", exactly the right description of the tone in most of these stories.
Kelly Link loves plot twists, only they're not plot twists; they're reality tweaks and logic folds, and they come without the fanfare of the typical "big reveal. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Reed Strickland
Picture my face wearing one big question mark like the one you’ll see on a cartoon character. Can you see it? Well then, let’s get started. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Books4Tomorrow
Bah humbug. I struggled with rating this one because it was half marvellous and half frustrating.
Okay. Good stuff first. Read more
On November 2, 12013, I gave a rave review to Kelly Link's book, PRETTY MONSTERS. I called her "an extraordinary writer. Read morePublished 4 months ago by BTH
book is awesome! bought it on our galaxy S pro. the book has multiple funny/sci-fi short stories that don't really have beginnings or endings! but are still intriguingPublished 5 months ago by karah Hubbard
Yes! I discovered Kelly Link a few years ago and was so happy that a writer such as her is around! These stories are delicious!Published 7 months ago by Dennbert
I don't normally do this, but I just couldn't finish it. I got through two and a half short stories, and I use the word lightly. Read morePublished 11 months ago by D. Todd Mulholland
I read a lot of short fiction -looking for material that will captivate and inspire my secondary school writers. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kind Reader
Boy howdy, this is a killer collection of short stories. The first story, "The Faery Handbag" is about an entire world inside a handbag. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Chance Lee