Charles de Lint
Michael M Jones
everbard at ix.netcom.com
Tue Mar 8 02:48:28 EST 2005
I'd suggest one of his short story collections: DREAMS UNDERFOOT, or IVORY AND THE HORN. They're excellent collections,
and many of his signature characters were introduced and/or fleshed out in them, and his famous Newford setting is
really explored. There's a real sense of innocence and magic that sometimes gets lost in the later books, where it seems
like everyone's seen a fairy. :>
JACK OF KINROWAN was a splendid omnibus reprinting of two of his earlier books, JACK THE GIANT-KILLER and DRINK DOWN
THE MOON, which are urban fantasies set in Ottawa. The first was a retold fairy tale, and the second was a sequel starring one
of the secondary characters.
BLUE GIRL is also very good, since it goes back to basics in a lot of ways.
----- Original Message -----
From: J.E. Powers
To: dwj at suberic.net
Sent: Monday, March 07, 2005 11:13 PM
Subject: Re: Charles de Lint
As I have limited time, I need recommendations!! What do you clever and tasteful people think would be the best book to read if you can only read one Charles de Lint before meeting him??
I just read his newer one THE BLUE GIRL. It was a lot of fun to read!
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