[DWJ] Off topic: Recommendation for first Charles de Lint novel?

rohina at shaw.ca rohina at shaw.ca
Tue Jul 11 23:04:27 EDT 2006

That was the first one I read, too (well, first two since it was an 
omnibus), and I think it is still my favourite. I am not a huge de Lint 
fan, but I like those ones.


shawyer at mail.utexas.edu wrote:

>My first Charles de Lint was _Jack the Giant Killer_, an early short novel.
>I was about 13 and it was just what I needed: a fact-paced urban fantasy with
>two strong, fun, and real female protagonists at a time when I was despairing
>about the lack of strong women in fantasy in general. It's a quick read, and
>fun, and written for a slightly younger audience than some of his others. You
>can see some of the seams in this one, but that's all part of the enjoyment as
>you can see he's working out how the "real" and "fantasy" worlds collide.
>(There's a sort-of-sequel called _Drink Down the Moon_ that you can find with
>_Jack_in a combined volume called _Jack of Kinrowan_.)
>BTW, if you ever get a chance to attend a Charles de Lint reading, I recommend
>it--one of the best author readings I've been to: full of music and story
>Quoting deborah.dwj at suberic.net:
>>On Tue, 11 Jul 2006, Melissa Proffitt wrote:
>>|I liked
>>|_Someplace To Be Flying_ and _Trader_ a lot.  I haven't read any of his more
>>|recent stuff because, to be honest, he and I are not a match.
>>These are the two I like, as well.  I'm not fond of most of his
>>other stuff; sometimes it's too scary, and I see the seams a bit
>>too much.  But I love those two.
>>Except -- does anyone else have Triskell Tales?  Where he's got
>>the *amazing* short story about the Three Plushketeers and the
>>Garden Slugs?
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