Gwyn Raven (gwynraven) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
Gwyn Raven

Book #39 -- Charles De Lint, The Painted Boy, 400 pages.

As a long term fan of Charles De Lint, I was a little disappointed as this one started. The Asian mythos is one he hasn't explored very extensively, and it showed. However, as soon as the scene shifted to the southwestern desert, he was back in his comfort zone and the story started feeling more like a De Lint novel. As always, his characters were vivid and very real, the magic blended seamlessly with the real world and was just as harsh, as it should be. In addition, there was a lovely cameo from a character we haven't seen in a very long time. So even if you don't like the beginning, give it a chance - it gets better :)

Progress toward goals: 196/365 = 53.7%

Books: 39/100 = 39.0%

Pages: 10655/25000 = 42.6%

2010 Book List

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Tags: fantasy, fiction, urban fantasy

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