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The Innkeeper’s Song

author: Peter S. Beagle (1993)
date read: 2021-06-14
pages: 346
lists: fantasy
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜† β˜†

Peter S. Beagle is always interesting and never quite conventional. This book starts out with the titular Innkeeper’s Song, providing us with the entire plot condensed into a folk song, and then proceeds to elaborate in first-person chapters from different viewpoints. It does so beautifully, and it’s never predictable, and yet, I never felt really close to the plot. I’ve felt this way about all books by Beagle so far, though, and I still like them.

There are a lot of individually cool things about this story! They just failed to grip me. Also, idk how necessary the whole gender-pretend-group-sex scene was.


60/ The Innkeeper's Song by Peter S. Beagle. Reminded me of Princess Bride in places: very solid, always slightly unconventional fantasy, but failed to grip me. Still an enjoyable read, Beagle just can't disappoint. https://books.rixx.de/peter-s-beagle/the-innkeepers-song/
60/ The Innkeeper's Song by Peter S. Beagle. Reminded me of Princess Bride in places: very solid, always slightly unconventional fantasy, but failed to grip me. Still an enjoyable read, Beagle just can't disappoint. https://books.rixx.de/peter-s-beagle/the-innkeepers-song/ #rixxReads

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