Tuesday, July 18, 2006BOOKENDS
Widdershins by Charles de Lint
This stand-alone novel features personalities that de Lint uses in some of his other stories: Jilly Coppercorn, Geordie Rydell, and others, but they all become quickly familiar, even without knowing their previous histories. When Lizzie, a fiddle player for the Knotted Cord, inadvertently gets involved with a gang of bogans, is rescued by Grey, and tells her story to her friends, she becomes enmeshed in a chain of events that can only be mixed up with the faery realm -- quarrels between ancient magics, disasters trapped within one's own mind, wars to destroy this world and the other, the rescuing power of love, the potency of music and relationships....
When Alice Hoffman is quoted as saying "No one does it better," it's true. A wonderfully complex weaving of folklore, myth, fantasy, and reality bound by rich beautiful prose. I couldn't put it down and can't wait to read another (Onion Girl, anyone?)
FICTION FANTASY De Lint
That's kind of a convoluted description above, but there was so much to that book that it was hard to boil it down to a couple of sentences....
And in the spirit of things~
Book of the Day: Blue Girl by Charles de Lint
~emily - 10:12 AM~
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