Thursday, April 26, 2007

War For the Oaks

War for the Oaks

Emma Bull

Date: 2005-07-14 22:51:26   —   $11.16   —   Book

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Fiction, Fantasy

This was my first introduction to the concept of "urban fantasy", the taking of classical faerie motifs and juxtaposing them with modern life, in this case in Minnesota. I liked it a lot then but I've read much better since (including from this author.) While it's a good tale, some of the punk bits seem more and more dated as time goes by, and it is perhaps impossible to make good song lyrics that read well without the backing music, especially vaguely punk ones.

Don't let this discourage you from reading it, but in comparison to her other books, or to books by Charles de Lint, this one is a bit weak.

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