Pretty Monsters: Stories - Kelly Link, Shaun Tan This was such a wonderful surprise. I found this almost by accident while browsing the shelves at Waterstone and it took me a while to finally read it but I'm very glad I did.

I liked most of the short stories--The Wizards of Perfil and Magic for Beginners were particularly enchanting--a couple were just OK for me. Ms. Link draws inspiration from her favorite authors I think and it shows in the type of stories she writes, which does not mean that her stories are unoriginal--far from it.

Very good introduction to this author. I can't wait to read more of her stories.