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Charles de Lint
« on: May 28, 2012, 08:08:41 AM »
I started reading de Lint shortly after he first got published in the mid 80s and have read everything of his since. He is an incredibly lyrical man and he does such a beautiful job twisting myth into reality.

The Newford books with their enormous cast of characters are like a group offriends that I get to visit periodically.

My favourites of his have to be the two Jack the Giant Killer books and Moonheart (mainly because I want that house!).
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Re: Charles de Lint
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2012, 12:39:11 AM »
I started reading de Lint shortly after he first got published in the mid 80s and have read everything of his since. He is an incredibly lyrical man and he does such a beautiful job twisting myth into reality.

The Newford books with their enormous cast of characters are like a group offriends that I get to visit periodically.

My favourites of his have to be the two Jack the Giant Killer books and Moonheart (mainly because I want that house!).
He provided a great entry for the Borderlands collection that came out last year. I thought it was the standout of the entire collection.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: Charles de Lint
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012, 12:20:41 PM »
Oh, I do like Charles de Lindt. I only discovered him a few years ago. The first one I read was Moonheart. Loved that. Also - I think it was called "Memory and Dream" about a painter whose paintings come to life? Have read everything I could find in the library, which isn't that much! I'm listening to "Mystery of Grace" on audiobook right now :)
I want to read some of his short stories - any recommendations?

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Re: Charles de Lint
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2012, 06:20:05 AM »
Here is his list of collections. Jilly (who appears in Memory and Dream) is a great recurring character, but really if you read all the collections, it's like meeting a whole group of new friends...

http://www.sfsite.com/charlesdelint/biblio-collections01.htm#Collections
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Re: Charles de Lint
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2012, 08:29:03 AM »
Thanks for the link, Alex :)

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Re: Charles de Lint
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 05:24:36 PM »
I love his stuff, especially the Newford stories. I revisit them often. To me, he is urban fantasy (not all this "I'm a werewolf/vampire and I kill werewolves and vampires and there's magic and stuff and let me tell you what I'm wearing!" crap that poses as urban fantasy these days - but that's a rant for another time).

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Re: Charles de Lint
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2012, 06:54:28 AM »
Xiabei2, I couldn't agree more about urban fantasy!

Anyway, "Dreams Underfoot" is one of my favorite books ever.  An amazing collection of Newford short stories.  If you have not read it, it is a treat!  I started reading "The Little Country" but couldn't keep going.  Didn't grab me.  I have numerous books of his on my shelf, just haven't gotten to them.  De Lint is amazing at blending real life life with fantastic elements.
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