Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Tapping the Dream Tree

Tapping the Dream Tree (Newford)

Charles de Lint

Date: 01 September, 2003   —   $11.17   —   Book

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Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Short Stories

I love Charles de Lint's work. And it is partly because he infuses his writing with a sense of wonder, and follows that with the necessary spice of terror. His stories of Newford, a Canadian city (though he carefully lets it be an American city, if the reader so desires), are little tidbits of magic, where good things happen to bad people, bad things happen to good people, but the most central reality of all is that your attitudes will come back to bite you in truest fairytale fashion. So be kind and generous, and careful and quick, and all should theoretically be well. Or at least better than if you're nasty.

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