Search Results: "Charles de Lint"


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THE MYSTERY OF GRACE by Charles de Lint
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"The prolific de Lint (Dingo, 2008, etc.) has an easy but authoritative style that should draw readers into his subtly stylized worlds, where questions of existence and other realms are provocatively pondered."
Boy meets girl. Girl is dead. Can love survive? Read full book review >

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THE BLUE GIRL by Charles de Lint
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"And yes, the tattooed and pierced Imogene does turn spectacularly blue in one of the many page-turning plot points. (Fantasy. YA)"
Readers always know what to expect in a de Lint fantasy: supple, sinuous writing in a contemporary setting laced with fantasy neatly hardwired in place. Read full book review >

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TRADER by Charles de Lint
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Pleasant but bland: Such a provocative setup deserved a more robust and animated workout."
Another "urban fantasy" set in de Lint's (The Wild Wood, 1994, etc.) imaginary city of Newford. Read full book review >

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THE WILD WOOD by Charles de Lint
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 15, 1994

"Well meant but less substantial than a soap bubble. (First printing of 25,000)"
Billed as Brian Froud's Faerielands, this is the first of a series of four books by different authors on faerie-ecological themes, and inspired by Froud's artwork. Read full book review >

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FORESTS OF THE HEART by Charles de Lint
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2000

"Splendid ideas and an intriguing plot marred by self-indulgent flab and gab: disappointing after top-notch work (Someplace to be Flying, 1998) last time out."
Another of de Lint's urban fantasy novels. Read full book review >

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THE DREAMING PLACE by Charles de Lint
Released: Oct. 30, 1990

A tale of threat and transformation involving two cousins with charms and promises in the spirit world. Read full book review >

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THE PAINTED BOY by Charles de Lint
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"De Lint is usually much better than this. (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)"
A disappointing effort cobbled together from a number of mythologies and cultures, overlong and underimagined. Read full book review >

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DINGO by Charles de Lint
ANIMALS
Released: March 13, 2008

"Miguel is a nifty character, and his dad even more so, and the satisfying ending is romantic as heck. (Fantasy. 12+)"
Miguel Schreiber and his dad, a former biker who buys and sells comics and vinyl, live in the Point near the ocean. Read full book review >

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LITTLE (GRRL) LOST by Charles de Lint
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Expanded from an earlier short story, this will appeal to those unwilling to leave the Borrowers behind. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
T.J. is still trying to get her mind around the move from the farm and her beloved horse to the suburbs outside de Lint's Newford, when she discovers a really sharp and stylish teen runaway named Elizabeth inside her new house. Read full book review >

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SPIRITWALK by Charles de Lint
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1992

"A disappointment from the author of Jack the Giant Killer and Drink the Moon."
A ``fix-up'' to de Lint's Moonheart (1984), consisting of one short and three long stories previously published separately and a brief prologue. Read full book review >

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WIDDERSHINS by Charles de Lint
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 16, 2006

"Despite the convoluted lineages, a rather sweet relationship novel."
Sentimental, wildly imaginative follow-up to The Onion Girl (2001) finds Jilly Coppercorn abducted into the fairy underworld and still sweet on fiddler Geordie Riddell. Read full book review >

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TAPPING THE DREAM TREE by Charles de Lint
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Newford may be an acquired taste, but if the lack of a new novel causes any disappointment, it will surely be assuaged by the quality and variety of the material here."
More urban fantasy set in and around de Lint's all-purpose North American city, Newford (The Onion Girl, 2001, etc.), but not, as the blurb seems to promise, a novel: 17 stories, one of considerable length, drawn from anthologies, 'zines, and chapbooks, 1998-2002, plus one, "The Witching Hour," original to this collection. Read full book review >