[PDF] Magic for Beginners


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  • Magic for Beginners
  • Kelly Link
  • English
  • 02 March 2018
  • 9781931520157

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Weird Modern Fairy Tales for Adults by a Writer with a Uniue Voice35 starsMy introduction to slipstream short story writer Kelly Link was her recently issued Get in Trouble I got off on the wrong foot with that short story collection and did not finish itI m glad I gave her another chance I liked this collection Magic for Beginners a lot better although it too had some drawbacksThe author s stories are extremely creative and her voice is totally uniue although there were some vague similarities with Karen Russell s short stories She s a very talented writer with a good command of some convoluted material Her characters have great names She s got a wacky sense of humor and a great ear for dialogue especially that of kids and teens Some of the stories vaguely tie in with others Her favorite themes include the relationships between the living and the dead animals with human characteristics witches zombies etcOn the down side her stories often seemed a bit too twee and cutesy Her work could have benefited from a dollop of gravitas here and there although I suppose then it wouldn t be Kelly LinkHere s the rundown on the stories in this collection I listened to the audio1 The Faery Handbag I think this might have been the best story in the book Rebecca Lowman vocalized it really well The narrator s grandmother Zofia claims to have been born in a country called Baldeziwurlekistan Zofia tells the narrator the story of her fantastic handbag which contains worlds inside it2 The Hortlak Wonderful and strange story about two guys who work in an all night store near Ausable Chasm upstate NY near the Canadian border Apparently the Chasm is a sort of borderlandconduit between the living and the dead Some of their customers are Canadian zombies who pass through the Chasm to get to the store They are trying to figure out what to sell to zombies They have a female friend who works the overnight shift in an animal shelter and doesn t like the fact that she has to kill the dogs in the shelter Kirby Hayborne read this story expertly3 The Cannon This was a strange story about a cannon and its relationships with dead and living people The narrator is called Venus Shebby and used to be beautiful Venus was fired from a cannon to a different country where she stayed Her brother was fired from a cannon I think I d need to reread this as some of the details escaped me Arthur Morey and Meera Simhan narrated and the audio also features Lorna Raver4Stone Animals is a wonderful tale about a family who move into a house in upstate NY that s overrun with rabbits and other strange creatures including some stone statues that seem to come alive at night Cassandra Campbell read the story uite well 5Catskin delineates the death of a witch and the life of her children stolen from humans and the histories of some strange cats including one called The Witch s Revenge This was like a demented version of a Grimm fairytale Mark Bramhall was the reader6Some Zombie Contingency Plans A guy named Soap who just got out of jail for a minor art theft crashes a party at a suburban house He meets Carly and her little brother Leo I liked this story This one s read by Robbie Daymond7The Great Divorce Alan Robley living and Lavvie Tyler dead are considering a divorce as there are problems in a mixed marriage between dead and living people Lorna Raver narrates8Magic for Beginners This is a very meta story about a boy Jeremy Mars who lives in Plantagenet Vermont and his parents and a very popular internet TV show The Library The story is meta because Jeremy is watching the show with his friends and relatives and at the same time without knowing it is a part of the show Jeremy wants to save the show s main character Fox His mother a librarian and his dad a horror novelist have a fight and his mom to get away from her husband takes Jeremy on a road trip to Vegas The dialogue especially among the kids was very realistic But the story was way too long and it dragged The audio narrator was Meera Simhan9Lull Good and very bizarre story It s too convoluted to give a summary Ed who s separated from Susan calls up a paid by the minute reader at a party and she tells him a bizarre story about himself and Susan involving the Devil aliens a cheerleader and green Susan beer from which grow multiple Susans Plus the narrative runs backwards A weird tour de force Danny Campbell is an excellent narrator uantum Physics and the Multiplicity of Mind you are never uite sure what Deathgame Hardy Boys Casefiles #7 you will get but after one or two stories Informal Works Talks and Teachings you uickly realize that this random unknowing is the one constant and what Understanding Soccer Tactics Faber paper covered editions you uickly learn to love about a Kelly Link story You welcome the jump allowing the rabbit hole door to lock b. Weird Modern Fairy Tales for Adults by a Writer with a Uniue Voice35 starsMy introduction to slipstream short story writer Kelly Link was her recently issued Get in Trouble I got off on the wrong foot with that short story collection and did not finish itI m glad I gave her another chance I liked this collection Magic for Beginners a lot better although it too had some drawbacksThe author s stories are extremely creative and her voice is totally uniue although there were some vague similarities with Karen Russell s short stories She s a very talented writer with a good command of some convoluted material Her characters have great names She s got a wacky sense of humor and a great ear for dialogue especially that of kids and teens Some of the stories vaguely tie in with others Her favorite themes include the relationships between the living and the dead animals with human characteristics witches zombies etcOn the down side her stories often seemed a bit too twee and cutesy Her work could have benefited from a dollop of gravitas here and there although I suppose then it wouldn t be Kelly LinkHere s the rundown on the stories in this collection I listened to the audio1 The Faery Handbag I think this might have been the best story in the book Rebecca Lowman vocalized it really well The narrator s grandmother Zofia claims to have been born in a country called Baldeziwurlekistan Zofia tells the narrator the story of her fantastic handbag which contains worlds inside it2 The Hortlak Wonderful and strange story about two guys who work in an all night store near Ausable Chasm upstate NY near the Canadian border Apparently the Chasm is a sort of borderlandconduit between the living and the dead Some of their customers are Canadian zombies who pass through the Chasm to get to the store They are trying to figure out what to sell to zombies They have a female friend who works the overnight shift in an animal shelter and doesn t like the fact that she has to kill the dogs in the shelter Kirby Hayborne read this story expertly3 The Cannon This was a strange story about a cannon and its relationships with dead and living people The narrator is called Venus Shebby and used to be beautiful Venus was fired from a cannon to a different country where she stayed Her brother was fired from a cannon I think I d need to reread this as some of the details escaped me Arthur Morey and Meera Simhan narrated and the audio also features Lorna Raver4Stone Animals is a wonderful tale about a family who move into a house in upstate NY that s overrun with rabbits and other strange creatures including some stone statues that seem to come alive at night Cassandra Campbell read the story uite well 5Catskin delineates the death of a witch and the life of her children stolen from humans and the histories of some strange cats including one called The Witch s Revenge This was like a demented version of a Grimm fairytale Mark Bramhall was the reader6Some Zombie Contingency Plans A guy named Soap who just got out of jail for a minor art theft crashes a party at a suburban house He meets Carly and her little brother Leo I liked this story This one s read by Robbie Daymond7The Great Divorce Alan Robley living and Lavvie Tyler dead are considering a divorce as there are problems in a mixed marriage between dead and living people Lorna Raver narrates8Magic for Beginners This is a very meta story about a boy Jeremy Mars who lives in Plantagenet Vermont and his parents and a very popular internet TV show The Library The story is meta because Jeremy is watching the show with his friends and relatives and at the same time without knowing it is a part of the show Jeremy wants to save the show s main character Fox His mother a librarian and his dad a horror novelist have a fight and his mom to get away from her husband takes Jeremy on a road trip to Vegas The dialogue especially among the kids was very realistic But the story was way too long and it dragged The audio narrator was Meera Simhan9Lull Good and very bizarre story It s too convoluted to give a summary Ed who s separated from Susan calls up a paid by the minute reader at a party and she tells him a bizarre story about himself and Susan involving the Devil aliens a cheerleader and green Susan beer from which grow multiple Susans Plus the narrative runs backwards A weird tour de force Danny Campbell is an excellent narrator

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Magic for Beginners Free download à 105 Free read Ü PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Kelly Link Kelly Link í 5 Read Ehind you even hoping that it does Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Magic The Gathering is the original collectable card game Players represent two duelling wizards who summon a growing army represented by detailed playing cards with evocative fantasy art to fight for them on the battlefield With million players worldwide according to its maker Wizards of the Coast it’s incredibly popular with players joining all the time Although Magic The Magic Beginners Magic Spells Magic Potions Magic for beginners Magic spells potions and rituals that beginners can do and which reuire few ingredients Learn Fun Magic Tricks to Try on Your Friends There's plenty of magic to go around with these easy magic tricks Whether it be levitating cards and pencils poking holes in money and fixing them as if they never happened or bending a spoon there is a trick that you can learn to impress any audience of family or friends All of these tricks use items that you can find around your house so there's no need to go out and buy anything extra. You can find this review and at Novel Notions Something I ve noticed over the course of my recent reading life is that if you re in the mood for weird you should definitely look into short story collections Some of the strangest and most memorable fiction I ve read in the past five years or so have been short stories This is not a format I thought I enjoyed as I prefer to dig deeply into a story than twenty pages or so can accommodate Honestly I probably never would have given short stories the chance they deserved if it weren t for the fact that I started writing my own and the fact that Neil Gaiman reads his own collections in their audio format For those of you who aren t aware Gaiman has an incredibly smooth sultry expressive reading voice very similar to Benedict Cumberbatch in my opinion Listening to him read his own work is a fantastic auditory treatBecause I ve enjoyed Gaiman s short stories so much I decided it was time to try out some other authors known for their short stories After doing some research I decided on Kelly Link as she s a big name in both the short story form and the literary fantasy and horror genres I m so glad I did While I didn t love every story in this collection there were uite I few that I really enjoyed Below I ve given each story its own tiny review Overall I think they came together to create a strong collected workThe Faery Handbag 45 starsThis little tale was a great way to kick off this collection It was grounded it reality but was also filled with a strangeness that was just taken for granted by the narrator I haven t been this enad with a purse since reading about Hermione s little TARDIS like bag in the final Harry Potter book that was so much bigger on the inside The handbag was the best type of magic and it s a lovely idea that will stick with me There s also a wildly memorable grandmother a sweet love story and an under appreciated use for Scrabble tiles All in all it was pretty close to perfectThe Hortlak 35 starsThis story really felt like it was pulled from the pages of a Gaiman collection Not that it felt plagiarized mind you but the elements that made up the tale felt very reminiscent of his work There s a odd little cast of characters each obsessed with something random like pajamas and a uiet apocalypse taking place in the background You see the entire story takes place in and around a little convenience store perched above a valley full of zombies These aren t violent zombies by any means but they re not ideal customers My only complaint was that the characters especially our perspective character felt a bit hollow despite their interesting traits There was an inability to connect that hindered my enjoymentThe Cannon 1 starGood lord why This was weird in the worst way It was a jarring departure from the preceding tales and hit me like a dissonant chord in a lovely song IckStone Animals 35 starsThere was something about this story that reminded me of Stephen King s The Shining A young family finds and moves into a new home and it seems like the fulfillment of their dreams But things start feeling haunted Not the house itself but things the family brought with them It s super weird Things like a television and an alarm clock and a bathrobe a purse and a toothbrush and a cat suddenly inspire deep levels of discomfort And it seems like the stone rabbits outside the door might have something to do with that and with the oddly high numbers of rabbits camping out on their lawn Things get weirder from there While the family was fun and the haunted items were an interesting twist the ending lost me I still have no idea what actually happenedCatskin 4 starsThis tale felt like a throwback to fairytales and I would have been completely unsurprised to find this story in a collection from Hans Christian Anderson or the Brothers Grimm The views on witches and cats portrayed here were absolutely fascinating Evidently there s no such thing as a cat they are all humans sewn into catsuits by witches The idea that witches steal children because they cannot have their own that their wombs birth houses instead of humans was such an interesting idea And beware of a witch scorned because she will stop at nothing to get her revenge The only downside to this story for me was that it was honestly kind of gross in placesSome Zombie Contingency Plans 45 starsAnother story that reminded me of Gaiman Soap is such a sweet but enigmatic character who seems to have no true grip on his identity He becomes whoever others think he is to a certain extent His current hobby of choice is party crashing and this story takes places at just such a party Learning about his backstory was fun and I found the painting he keeps with him incredibly interesting His need to create contingency plans for any and every situation especially in regards to zombies was endearing I m still a bit baffled by the ending but by this point I m starting to see a pattern with Link s storytelling decisions A short story stays with you longer if the ending is either open ended or vague and Link capitalizes on thisThe Great Divorce 3 stars There once was a man whose wife was dead She was dead when he fell in love with her How s that for an opener This was another clever concept on Link s part Imagine a world where the living become enad with the idea of the dead so much so that they marry then and have little ghost babies The downside The living still can t see the dead Their marriages rely completely on mediums who now find themselves serving as therapists and marital counselors It s a bizarre idea and it was interesting to see play out But here again we have no real depth the the characters This story reminded me of George Saunders s Lincoln in the Bardo which is a wildly popular novel that just didn t really work for me I can see this story in that same light I appreciate it but it s not for meMagic For Beginners 5 starsI think this was my favorite story in the collection I felt like I truly got to know Jeremy and his friends and parents which immediately won me over Jeremy Mars is a delightfully uirky teenage boy and his friends and family are just as endearingly weird I absolutely love the idea of the television show around which this story is based The Library is a show that has no ties to a network and no set day or time on which it airs Fans have to remain constantly vigilant in order to find episodes when they air and alert their fellow fans The show is such an interesting concept It takes place entirely inside a library but said library is mind bendingly vast with entire lakes and mountains and ecosystems housed within its various floors In the first paragraph of the story Link states that The Library you ve never seen on TV but I bet you wish you had I desperately wish this show was real and that I could watch and dissect episodes with Jeremy and his friendsLull 45 starsI ve never read anything else uite like Lull It s a Russian nesting doll of a tale a story within a story within a story with the innermost story tying directly back into the outermost It s a fever dream and I couldn t stop reading it We start with a group of friends playing poker and end with a Scheherazade worthy feat of storytelling It s in turn charming and disturbing maudlin and fun There was one segment of the story where time went backwards from death to birth and it provided me with some deeply philosophical ponderingOverall I thought this was a strong collection and a great introduction to the work of Kelly Link There was only one story that I really disliked and I enjoyed far than I didn t If you like your fiction weird or literary or bite sized or all of the above I highly suggest giving this collection a try

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