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The Last Unicorn

The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle, Peter S. Beagle If you have enough strenght to endure endless teasing from your friends because you're reading a book about unicorns, I'd truly suggest you give The last unicorn a try.
Actually, screw them, books about unicorns are great.
And this one really stands out among that already awesome crowd.
It is especially enjoyable if you are familiar with some fantasy/fairy tale tropes, because it takes them and turns them over their heads. Even if you don't catch these references, I'm sure you'll still like this novel.
Another strong point of the book is how well the underlying philosophical and emotional themes are treated.
The only downside I found in it is that the style can be clunky at times. Keep in mind that could be put down to the general awfulness of Italian translations though (and of course with fantasy and sci-fi the levels are particularly low).