Search Results: "Charles de Lint"


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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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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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THE CATS OF TANGLEWOOD FOREST by Charles de Lint
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"A satisfyingly folkloric, old-fashioned-feeling fable. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Rather than let Lillian Kindred die of a snakebite, the titular cats turn her into a kitten, and thereby hangs this sweetly magical tale. Read full book review >

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SOMEPLACE TO BE FLYING by Charles de Lint
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"De Lint's best so far."
Another urban fantasy (Trader, 1997, etc.) set in the fictional town of Newford, from Canadian writer de Lint. Read full book review >

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DREAMS UNDERFOOT by Charles de Lint
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Tidy tales, with tingling openings, mundane middles, and limp or elusive endings: initially appealing but far from memorable."
Nineteen associated tales, 1987-93, from the author of Spiritwalk (1992), etc., two previously unpublished, the remainder deriving from magazines, small presses, and minor anthologies. Read full book review >

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MOONLIGHT AND VINES by Charles de Lint
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Often intriguing, with a dreamily original flavor and atmosphere, though lacking the impact of de Lint's Newford novels (Someplace to be Flying, 1998, etc.)."
A second collection of tales set in the North American city of Newford (Dreams Underfoot, 1993). 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 >

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SEVEN WILD SISTERS by Charles de Lint
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"There is a promise of more stories at the ever-so-satisfying end, which comes with the tiniest hint of romance past and future—readers will be enchanted. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Beautiful bookmaking, lovely storytelling and wondrous illustrations make for a splendid sequel-of-sorts to The Cats of Tanglewood Forest (2013). 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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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 >