I'm currently behind on reviews, so don't be surprised if the recent reviews are a bit sparse.

The Innkeeper’s Song

Cover of The Innkeeper's Song.

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.


How nice to hear the most ridiculous statement of my entire life while I am still young enough to appreciate it.