Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Peter S. Beagle!

My friend and writing buddy, Donna Kennedy, and I are going to see Peter S. Beagle tomorrow, and we are quite giddy. Here you see Donna wearing her creation for crazy-hat day at our writers critique group. All the little attachments represent a shapeshifting kid in one of her works-in-progress. Alas, she will probably not wear her hat to see Beagle. But plenty of magic is likely to ensue anyway.

If you have never read Beagle, rectify at once! I promise not to shout anymore. But Neil Gaiman calls his stories "jewels." Just about everybody calls "The Last Unicorn" a classic and now an anime version is coming and a sequel, "Two Hearts." My fav is one of the most bizarre takes on werewolves ever written: "Farrell and Lila the Werewolf." Lila's got this problem, you see, she goes into heat in her wolfish form and creates havoc for her boyfriend.

I hope to take notes and post them for you. If you are in SoCal, it is at 7 p.m.
Thursday Pfau Library, CalState San Bernardino.


Donna said...

If you haven't tried Peter S. Beagle, his novel TAMSIN is a fine ghost story. One of my favorite short stories is "Professor Gottesman and the Indian Rhinoceros." The rhinoceros is scintillating company, given his knowledge of philosophy, but he does splash a lot in the bathtub. Donna

Stephanie, PQW said...

Hi Pat, it's nice to see that I'm not the only one wondering if people will ever find my blog Happy blogging

Stephanie of the Saturday group

rilla jaggia said...

nice hat, donna! i love the shape-changing. hope the two of you have a wonderful time with beagle. do come back with tales ;)

gayle said...

Welcome to the blogosphere, Pat/Tricia! :) I was so happy to see your comment on my blog--thank you so much for that. What a treat to see Donna here, too--I love the hat! Have a wonderful time at the event tonight...I wish I could join you both!


Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Hi Gayle/Rilla/Stephanie and Donna,
Thanks so much for stopping by. Please come see me regularly. I promise to keep the sandbox clean and full of toys. Pat