Tuesday, 16 June 2009

My Thoughts: The Wild Wood by Charles de Lint


Charles de Lint is an author I've heard much about through the blogging world and this was my first experience with his work.
In The Wild Wood Eithnie, an artist lives surrounded by her beloved woods yet her art and her feeling of serenity in the woods is fading. She feels like she is watched, like someone or something is haunting her.
Eventually she is visited by the Faeries who have a special favour to ask of her.
I liked the simple language in this book and that the Faeries were part of a very real and recognisable world. I wouldn't give it 5 stars but I definately want to read more of Charles de Lint's work in the future.
Challenges:
Once Upon a Time
999 (Fantasy)

5 comments:

Eva said...

I'd recommend The Little Country next. It's a standalone, and easily my favourite de Lint novel! (I think I've read 4 or 5 now.) My mom loved it too.

Scrap girl said...

I kept reading about Charles De Lint and didn't have a clue about any books that he has written, so really glad to finally see one reviewed. I will have to look them now as they definitely sound like the type of books I would read.

Leah said...

I got into Charles de Lint about 17years ago and read Yarrow, Greenmantle and Moonheart back to back. I remember I liked their simplicity but also there was almost a childlike quality to the fantasy, like revisiting your childhood fairytales as an adult. I may look out for more now you have reminded me of them.

ascian said...

I too began reading de Lint back in my early teens and haven't stopped since. I love his work. It's a wonderful collection of fantasy, giving you the perfect escape only a great book can do. Also, he's Canadian. Extra points.

I haven't been all the way through your blog, but I'll quickly recommend Guy Gavriel Kay's Fionavar Tapestry as well.

If you haven't read it, I hope you enjoy.

katrina said...

Thanks Eva, I'm in the middle of down loading The Onion Girl as my monthly audio read, but The Little Country has been added to bookwishlist.
ascian never heard of that book or author will check it out