|Charles De Lint: Forests of the Heart
||[Jul. 26th, 2009|03:35 pm]
~*our cosy little circle of book obsessed souls*~
I love books where this world and the world of myths, magic and dreams connect. Forests of the heart is one of such books, spellbinding, interesting and fascinating. It is a story of young people who get involved in spirit world, old myths and creatures that are spirits of places.
I can highly recommend this to any urban fantasy fans & pagan people who like to read about old spirits. The only thing I at times found a bit boring was the ramblings about music styles & bands, art and all that alternative lifestyle stuff. It's funny as I very much relate to most of those things.. i just did not quite think they brought anything to the story itself but seemed more like show off from the author. I also must admit that having so many different people in the focus of the story was a bit confusing at first and some of the main characters remained a bit distant (for example if someone asked me to describe how Ellie or Donal looks I could not tell..) but on the other hand there was things & characters I really liked.. like Bettina and los cadejos.. I guess I just did not really relate to any of the characters that much.
I had heard so much positive praising about the book that I guess I had a bit too high expectations which were not completely met. Don't take it wrong.. I really truly loved the book but there was something lacking that I would have longed for.. the same way as in Neil Gaiman's American Gods. But if you loved American gods I'm sure you'll love this one too. I guess it was the character to relate to in a deeper level.
Anyway. It is a really good book! :)