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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Pete Garey has settled in Del Mar, where he raises his son Fred but otherwise keeps much to himself. Bboyett writing is decent. You think we aren’t acting out a tragedy?

Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Nov 03, Minutes. Dec 02, Wayne Baxter rated it liked it. But Fred fears the repercussions of such drastic, irreversible steps. A case can be made for the Change to have happened inor 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. This audiobook can be listened to on: We appreciate your feedback.

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Steve has also been a martial arts instructor, professiona Steven R. The loss of life boytet they knew it, the loss of friends, sons, fathers, the loss of innocence.

The problem with Elegy Beach is that Boyett is nowhere near the author that McCarthy is, and these conceits that work for McCarthy besch as little more than annoyances when applied inconsistently by Boyett to his work. Nearly thirty years stands between the writing of those two novels. At least that would be a better alternative than my other hypothesis.

Where did Ariel go? In Elegy Beachthe journey marks an ending for Pete and a beginning for Fred, his son, whom Pete named after his samurai sword, an elegu Fred will require the novel’s full length to understand. Oct 26, Pages. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. It is much better then Arielwritten by a much y This book took me quite awhile to get into.


Ariel is technically a female unicorn, but for all intents and purposes she is a human male. Jul 10, Shelby rated it really liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Close Report a review 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.

She seemed to devoid of most of the emotion she exhibited in the first book.

Elegy Beach

It has been unequivocally the best publishing experience I have ever had, and an absolute delight even during a lot of hard work for me and for Ace. However, having some of these things show up in “Elegy Beach” felt jarring, and without reason – Mr. A general knowledge of the Internet though at the time of the change the Internet was a niche thing of the original geek squad, SUVs are common though at the time of the change SUVs were not even on the horizon, conversion vans were still king.

A worthy sequel to one of my favorite books of all time.

Of course, the narrator also uses words like “deliquescing,” so if he knows those, you’d think he would know how beavh use a question mark, too.

Boyett 1 3 Jun 30, Stay in Touch Sign up. To use the terminology of slegy Goodreads rating scale, it was amazing Constantly, these characters are having to deal with loss. On the way the make new friends and enemies. But its somber tone — at times it feels like The Road as written by Tim Powers — can sometimes feel unrelenting, even when the action is on full, and for this, readers may find it less enjoyable escapism than Ariel.

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Steve has also been a martial arts instructor, professional paper marbler, advertising copywriter, proofreader, typesetter, writing teacher, and Website designer and editor. I did write a review a few years ago of “Ariel” in which I stated that I did not want to return to th 3. In a small community on the California coast are Fred Garey and his friend Yan, both born after the Change.


Which takes away a lot of the purpose and the fun of elegg the Change in the first place. He doesn’t make the journey easy on you, but that’s precisely the point.

To start with, Fred is just a young apprentice in the sleepy Southern California coastal town of Del Mar, a thriving post-Change community that’s gotten used to not having cars and electronic devices around anymore—the surfers even manage to ignore the sea serpents that mate just offshore, most of the time. It elgey to drag at firstbut gets better. A fun read, for sure, better than Ariel, but not really anything special at the same time.

I cried so many tears in the last 50 or so pages of this book, its amazing I didn’t pass out from dehydration.

It seemed to me that the only reasons not to attempt reversing the Change were because 1 Fred’s generation didn’t like the idea and it would be a big adjustment for them and 2 Ariel and other improbable creatures would wink out of existence. You don’t need to have read Ariel first, not really; this is a sequel of sorts, but it’s also a standalone novel and one that happens to contain a quick synopsis of Ariel tucked away inside to boot.

Yan dreams of doing something so big his name will live on forever. I enjoyed the ending as it gives us hope and a happy ending.

However, do you have any idea how difficult it is to read a book when the author doesn’t always use question marks.