Ariel, a tough-talking unicorn, and her best friend, Peter Garey, reunite in this sporadically charming sequel to ‘s Ariel. Their colorful. In Elegy Beach you feel every minute of those years. This is a story as somber as it is often thrilling. It comes weighted with the disillusionment of a life lived with. The last thing in this world I wanted to see was another damned unicorn. They were the big deal for schoolgirls in Del Mar this year. Gaggles of.

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Yan’s father must find the inner strength on the journey to reconcile his paternal feelings with doing what must be done, when it must boytet done, if it all comes to that. Books by Steven R. I’m beachh this review after my second reading of Elegy Beach. In any case it made for a very Book of Eli setting. But there’s no getting around the fact that its tone is markedly different than Ariel ‘s, even as its voice is much the same. This is when Ariel, the unicorn, returns. Yes, I know what you are thinking, talking unicorn, no problem, but an iPod lost in time and I’m put off?

Most interesting scene, IMO, was the magical “rave” that the kids had developed, showing that the world’s shift to magic need not revert it to medieval cliche; these are still 21st century people, just dealing with a different kind of tech.

The story was good, but about pages too long. He introduces the book as ish years following the last, but now cell phones “with moving pictures” and electronic books and iPods are relics of the pre-Change world?

First, in terms of style, this book was a little disappointing. It would have been the worst kind of sci-fi jargon. Steven Boyett crapped all over a piece of remarkable luck with this book. That’s why it’s a minor quibble. A case can be made for the Change to geach happened in boyeth, or 5 years in the future, or whenever, but stil, and I repeat this is just a personal opinion, it proved a bit of a bump in my suspension of disbelief when I got to those points.


Elegy Beach by Steven R. Boyett

Why I Read this Book: From here, we’re off on another prototypical heroic fantasy quest, an beacj journey across dangerous lands full of dead cities and marauding centaurs, to the showdown at the castle of the dark lord.

All that said, it wasn’t a bad read. Dick without stopping to wonder why no one in those pages makes cell phone calls.

We’re losing the ability to appreciate what came before us. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. But fantasy readers who want emotional truth and substance in their epics should embrace Boyett’s stories.

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Constantly, these characters are having to deal with loss. Return to Book Page. As the world rotated into that spot in the universe, the whole of the world changed.

The writing is decent. Since it’s been several decades since I read the first book I can’t say if the sequel is more sophisticated, but I suspect it probably is. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Combined with sentence fragments that could well have been crafted into actual sentences The loss of life as they knew it, the loss of friends, sons, fathers, the loss of innocence. I’m generally a fast reader, but parts of the book just seemed to linger on A few hours isn’t such a bad thing. DeLay rated it really liked it. I noticed Cory Doctorow did a blurb for the book, and while I know he covered Steven Boyett on Boing Boing for both his writing and his podcasting he does Podrunner, if ya didn’t knowI can’t help but think that he only did it because Disneyland is mentioned.

Magnificent and worthy sequel to Boyett’s cult classic Ariel. Oct 17, Chuck Ledger rated it liked it.

ELEGY BEACH by steven r boyett

I enjoyed it and would pick it up again to read through all the things I enjoyed and even some that I may have missed. But Yan’s ego starts to run away with him, and when Fred’s old biyett doles out a eldgy humiliation at the town swap meet, Yan loses it and burns down the old man’s shop, leading to the inevitable broken friendship.


Magic has become a new tool for protection as well as for trinkets – but no one really understands the way it works. I think it’s an apt description for the upcoming generations now. To me the crux of it is that I simply love the characters less this time around, and the inconsistencies in the world’s rules are even more maddening and inconsistent than they were last time around. Papadopolous’ shop, casting glamours and making potions, whipping up little unicorn-shaped homunculi to order for the town’s beacy inhabitants.

Or, perhaps, humans and technology and magic can’t fully coexist with each other. In its best scenes, Elegy Beach hits its emotional marks every bit as well as Ariel. It is much better then Arielwritten by a much y This book took me quite awhile to get into. The laws humanity had always known were replaced by new laws that could only be called magic. If Ariel is a young man’s ode to the end of goyett written when he beahc barely out of his own, with all of the shortsightedness and self-centeredness that implies which I argue i It was heartbreaking and it was tragic but who here thinks that losing virginity isn’t pretty much inevitable.

Given his rlegy writing style, the original draft was probably twice that. One can’t go home again, but you can go back for a short visit and have coffee with your old friends. He also plays the didgeridoo and composes electronic music. There are other things I could criticize: Byoett because I’m wholeheartedly recommending this book anyway — it’s that good.

I didn’t realize this was the sequel until I was quite a ways into it, I just thought it was another book by the same author.