1948: The Well Of The Unicorn by Fletcher Pratt

February 19, 2008

The Vulkings are the bad guys; a malignant force bent on domination and the systematic obliteration of anyone who bars their way. Kinda like Starbucks. Arair is a rebel magician who fights the Vulkings with a small, pathetic resistance which seems doomed to fail at any moment. Kinda like Second Cup. Rapine and grammary ensue, not to mention numerous incidents of skullduggery, calumny, opprobrium, malaxation, squadrism, wanion and pasquinade. There’s even some tachydidaxy thrown in for good measure. The moral of the story is that life is often sad, bitter and unwelcoming. Like Timothy’s. 

On a scale of things with one horn ranging from the rhino to the narwhal, this book is: the 2004 Toyota Matrix.

Magicians were gayer-looking in those days.

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