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    Wonderful, strange, lyrical little book

    This book is a collection of ten stories about the animals that we humans have invented in our minds - i.e. mythical creatures such as the dragon, the mermaid, the sphinx, and the centaur. I suppose it's the same subject as J.K. Rowling's "Mythical Beasts and Where to Find Them", but it's dealt with very differently. This is much more like the work of Jorge-Luis Borges. It is beautifully written, in a luminous prose that nears poetry. It's quite short, only about 50,000 words - of which about 15,000 words are spent on the story of The Mermaid - which in its innocence, wisdom, and simplicity reminded me of "The Little Prince" (high praise indeed, I know!). I also particularly liked the tales of the dragon, the wind and the unicorn, and, especially, the fiery salamander. Perhaps the weakest of the stories is the last, in which all the mythical creatures set sail in an ark for the other side of the map of the world - but it does finish the book on the perfect note. I've also read Zootopia, by the same author, and I think many readers will find it more approachable. But this book has a strange quality that lives on in the mind long after reading it. In writing a book about the animals we humans created in our minds, Jaxy Mono has really written a book about the nature of the human imagination. I've given it five stars because of the sheer quality of the writing.

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