Reading it now, after all these years, I was struck by the following passage
"Let me tell you a story," said Schmendrick.
"As a child I was apprenticed to the mightiest magician of all,
the great Nikos . . . But even Nikos . . . could not change me
into so much as a carnival cardsharp. At last he said to me,
'My son, your ineptitude is so vast, your incompetence
so profound, that I am certain you are inhabited by a greater
power than I have ever known. Unfortunately, it seems to be
working backward at the moment, and even I can find
no way to set it right. It must be that you are meant to find
your own way to reach your power in time; but frankly,
you should live so long as that will take you. Therefore
I grant it that you shall not age from this day forth, but will
travel the / world round and round, eternally inefficient,
until at last you come to yourself and know what you are.
Don't thank me. I tremble at your doom.' "
We also watched the Rankin-Bass animated film of THE LAST UNICORN for the first time. It was all too horribly familiar with the Rankin-Bass HOBBIT, right down to sharing some of the voice actors --except here that THE HOBBIT got the better deal on the voices (John Huston, Richard Boone) and THE LAST UNICORN on the theme songs (America rather than ever-warbly Glenn Yarborough). Some time capsules shd stay closed.
audiobook: HPL's DAGON, Agatha Christie's THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD