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Surprisingly Recommended: Charles De Lint’s The Wild Wood

At intervals of about a year, I’ve made it an inadvertant habit to return to fiction by Charles De Lint, drawn by the idea of what the author is trying to do and repulsed by his execution. His novels Moonheart and Someplace to Be Flying start from the attractive notion that beneath, behind, orthogonal to [...]

Surprisingly Recommended: Charles De Lint's The Wild Wood

At intervals of about a year, I’ve made it an inadvertant habit to return to fiction by Charles De Lint, drawn by the idea of what the author is trying to do and repulsed by his execution. His novels Moonheart and Someplace to Be Flying start from the attractive notion that beneath, behind, orthogonal to [...]

Which Photo Does Not Have Fairy Light?

Without peeking at the FaerieTalker page, guess which photograph is not supposed to have a fairy light in it. Leave your guess in the comment section at the end of this article. [...]

Moonheart: Sucking the Magic out of Magic

I’ve just finished reading Charles de Lint’s novel Moonheart, which I picked up at the local Bark & Nodule as part of a search for an enjoyable new fantasy writer. I’ve read some Terry Pratchett novels lately, but I’ve identified his underlying formula, which make his new novels into tiresome rehashes. The latest Harry Potter [...]