Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur: A Mythological Dating GuideHardback
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- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Format: Hardback | 224 pages
- Dimensions: 140mm x 210mm x 20mm | 345g
- Publication date: 3 November 2009
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1596916222
- ISBN 13: 9781596916227
- Illustrations note: B&W
- Sales rank: 766,729
From bestselling author Francesca Lia Block, an imaginative new guide to dating based on the timeless wisdom of myth, folklore, and fairy tales. Navigating the world of dating can be like wandering an enchanted forest, full of creatures with peculiar habits and baffling behavior. In "Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur," Francesca Lia Block provides a guide to this often-treacherous terrain, classifying all those mystifying men and women into various types of mythical forest fauna--Fauns and Werewolves, Mermaids and Banshees. After answering questions to determine your own type, you can learn to identify others--with the help of illustrations from artist Fumi Nakamura. By reading up on the various types' favorite activities, likely professions, sexual preferences, and parenting styles, you'll gain insight into compatible creatures. If you're a Wood Nymph (like Block), you could get your heart broken by a fickle Satyr, but if you can track down the strong, soulful Centaurs of the forest, you just might be on the path to true love. Clever and insightful, "Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur "is an invaluable guide for any dating creature.
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By Larissa McGrath 05 Apr 2011
The dating forest can seem at times a magical place filled with happiness and love, and at other times a place to be feared, where hearts are stolen or left broken. It is not always easy to find your way, especially when the scenery keeps changing. Just who are all these creatures roaming the forests of love and heartbreak? For that matter, what type of creature am I that I dare to enter such a perilous yet hopeful place?
In this forest the first thing you must do is not to discover what creatures are about you, but what creature are you. If you can first see who you are, then you can see who you want, and who you want to avoid. There are many dangers; some more easily avoided then others as attraction can easily lead you down a stray path. But if the right path can be found, one that leads to your own handsome prince, or beautiful princess, then there is no reason why one cannot live happily ever after.
Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur is an eerily accurate, at least in my case, guide to love, life and friendships. This is no ordinary story but a cautionary guide filled with all the wisdom and enchantment that comes with blending myths, fairy tales and astrology. If you ever find yourself lost in these woods, and you will if you haven't already, then this invaluable book will be able to assist you, if not entertain you, as you make your way blindly through this world.
"Block's fiction is famous for its fascination with magic, mythology, and love in all its myriad aspects. So it comes as no surprise that this self-styled 'love obsessive'... should have created the first 'mythological dating guide.' Her intriguing premise is that peoples' romantic personalities can be classified and described as mythological creatures... Charming and inventive..." -- "Booklist"