Re: [mythsoc] Re: Charles de Lint
- Wait 'til you read *Memory and Dream.* That's my fave de Lint. ---djb
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From: Lisa Padol
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007 8:11 AM
Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Re: Charles de Lint
I liked Moonheart, though I had a nit-pick problem with Spiritwalk (a
character described as being taller than another character in the first
is described as being almost as tall in the second).
Jack the Giant Killer and Drink Down the Moon are popcorn reads, but
darned fine popcorn. When I read them, I thought, "Ah, this is what
White Wolf was trying to achieve with its [1st and 2nd edition]
roleplaying game _Changeling_. White Wolf didn't succeed."
I had some nits with Trader, but overall liked it. I really liked
Someplace to Be Flying, and I think that's my favorite of de Lint's to
I didn't like Forests of the Heart as much, but there was one lovely
subtle bit I really liked.
I enjoyed Mulengro, but don't remember a heck of a lot of details.
I mostly enjoyed Memory and Dream, but thought that the rhetoric
demanded a different ending, even though de Lint played absolutely fair
and foreshadowed a key point.
A lot of de Lint's stuff is set in the same imaginary town, and for me,
this starts to build a problem, as too much magical weird stuff goes on
after a while. I really hated Spirits in the Wires, for just that
His short fiction leaves me dissatisfied most of the time. I'm not sure
I did not care for The Onion Girl, but I think if I'd read it without
having read several other de Lint books with the same characters first,
I'd have liked it better.
I'm mixed about Widdershins. I don't like a lot of the answers de Lint
comes up with, but he's tackling good questions, complex ones.
Boardwalk for $500? In 2007? Ha! Play Monopoly Here and Now (it's updated for today's economy) at Yahoo! Games.
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