Search Results: "Charles de Lint"


BOOK REVIEW

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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THE ONION GIRL by Charles de Lint
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Another absorbing tale, as believable and insightful as they come, yet there's still an unsatisfying lack of weight—even the ancient spirits don't pack much of a wallop."
Another of de Lint's urban fantasy novels (Forests of the Heart, 2000, etc.) set in the imaginary city of Newford, this one centering on artist and philanthropist Jilly Coppercorn. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE COUNTRY by Charles de Lint
Released: Feb. 15, 1991

"The upshot is a doughy, hectoring, and rather charmless ramble."
Folk musician Janey Little and her gabby grandfather, the Gaffer, are custodians of The Little Country, a mysterious book with magical powers—a book that the megalomaniac mystic/psychic John Madden will do anything to lay his hands on. 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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CAFE PURGATORIUM by Dana M. Anderson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 22, 1991

``Three original novels of horror and the fantastic'' claims the publisher in its catalogue and galley copy. 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 >