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Charles De Lint: Forests of the Heart [Jul. 26th, 2009|03:35 pm]
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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! :)
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[User Picture]From: kehleyr
2009-07-26 05:27 pm (UTC)
I haven't read any of his books but I've heard his name being mentioned a couple of times... I'm going to try and get a hold of some of his books :-D!
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[User Picture]From: tindomerel
2009-08-07 09:57 am (UTC)
I like his stories & especially the atmosphere in them. He's also written several short stories collections which are really nice. :)
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[User Picture]From: ilwen
2009-08-06 11:51 am (UTC)
That sounds most promising. I will need to come back to this community when I'm back home and copy titles from your reviews to my To Read list :)
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[User Picture]From: tindomerel
2009-08-07 09:57 am (UTC)
It was good and I know so many people who love his books. :)
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