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Medicine Road Paperback – June 1, 2009
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After reading this book, I want to go and actually see the deserts of the Southwest. I want to learn more about the mythology of the region. That is one of the secrets to de Lint's writing, I think - it's very easy to visualize the settings, to become intrigued by the mysteries surrounding the characters. To want more.
I enjoyed the nod he gave to Terri Windling, and I would second the recommendation another reviewer gave about Windling's "The Wood Wife" - it's another excellent book. For those of you who may have read de Lint's "Forests of the Heart", there's a brief appearance of Bettina and one of her uncles in this book, which was a pleasant surprise.
Read this book.
I would sugest reading Forests of the Heart first before this novel, but you do not have to. All delint books stand on their own.
Medicine Road concerns Bess and Laurel, twin sisters traveling to Arizona for a series of concert appearances. Upon arrival in Tucson, they meet several people, threatening or otherwise. As in any de Lint book, no one is who they appear to be. His characters always reveal hidden potential. Character and reader both discover this potential as the story develops.
Their are six main actors, each of whom is at times the focus
of the action. Of these, the sisters' focal pieces are done first- person. A nice separation that draws the reader into their
viewpoint and how it affects the others around them.
The Charles Vess illustrations are light yet mysterious. I especially like the one inside the front cover. Charles de Lint is a modern-day storyteller with an old message: we are each more than we realize.
"We figure, if folks like our music, we've probably got something in common with them, and when you're far from home, this is pretty much the best way for us to meet like-minded folks."
Subterranean Press edition
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I love Charles DeLint. He reminds us that magic is in our lives, no matter what. Try some of his urban storiesPublished on December 12, 2013 by marsha sands
Medicine Road was a fun and playful read. It truly captures the beauty and magic of the deserts and mountains of Arizona. Read morePublished on June 4, 2013 by Brooke K. Wickham
This is an excellent fantasy by one of the great urban fantasy authors. A must buy if you like urban fantasy.Published on December 25, 2012 by T. Drake
This book was great! I read it right away (it was a short read) and loved the spiritual and fantastical feeling that runs through it. Read morePublished on July 15, 2012 by eldunzap
This novella is as well written as all of Charles de Lint's work. It continues the story of the Dillard family. Read morePublished on September 13, 2011 by Eve