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Book Title: Mulengro|
The author of the book: Charles de Lint
Date of issue: December 1st 2003
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 485 KB
Edition: Orb Books
Read full description of the books Mulengro:It took me a long time to complete this book. Usually I smash books out in a week. I have been very very busy and distracted for a few months now, since the holidays.
Though I enjoyed this book, I found the entire subject was divine and mysterious, it still was just not my favorite. I did not run home each night to tear into it. which is sad, I am verrrrry fond of Gypsy! I reserve 5 star ratings for my favorite.
While I found only the 2 main characters are memorable, Some of the characters were one dimensional, nothing to feel sad about when they dropped like flies. I was like, OOps, oh well hes dead. thats ok. Who Is next. I really didn't care much when they died. Meh. That's never a good feeling!
The plot was not unique. It was very much, "here comes the big bad magical guy and lets poof him away with magic". But I wanted to know more about this big bad guy. I wanted to know when and why he became a villain, what is his backdrop? what makes him so unique that he cannot die and he is pretty much immortal?
This had to be one of DeLint's first books. I read a later book of his and loved it soooo much, it was chock full of character and detail.
While this was such a desirable subject, and a really fun read, it left me wanting more, rushed and incomplete. 4 stars !
Read information about the authorCharles de Lint is the much beloved author of more than seventy adult, young adult, and children's books. Renowned as one of the trailblazers of the modern fantasy genre, he is the recipient of the World Fantasy, Aurora, Sunburst, and White Pine awards, among others. Modern Library's Top 100 Books of the 20th Century poll, conducted by Random House and voted on by readers, put eight of de Lint's books among the top 100.
De Lint is a poet, folklorist, artist, songwriter and performer. He has written critical essays, music reviews, opinion columns and entries to encyclopedias, and he's been the main book reviewer for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction since 1987. De Lint served as Writer-in-residence for two public libraries in Ottawa and has taught creative writing workshops for adults and children in Canada and the United States. He's been a judge for several prominent awards, including the Nebula, World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon and Bram Stoker.
Born in the Netherlands in 1951, de Lint immigrated to Canada with his family as an infant. The family moved often during de Lint's childhood because of his father's job with an international surveying company, but by the time Charles was twelve—having lived in Western Canada, Turkey and Lebanon—they had settled in Lucerne, Quebec, not far from where he now resides in Ottawa, Ontario.
In 1980, de Lint married the love of his life, MaryAnn Harris, who works closely with him as his first editor, business manager and creative partner. They share their love and home with a cheery little dog named Johnny Cash.
Charles de Lint is best described as a romantic: a believer in compassion, hope and human potential. His skilled portrayal of character and settings has earned him a loyal readership and glowing praise from peers, reviewers and readers.
Charles de Lint writes like a magician. He draws out the strange inside our own world, weaving stories that feel more real than we are when we read them. He is, simply put, the best.
—Holly Black (bestselling author)
Charles de Lint is the modern master of urban fantasy. Folktale, myth, fairy tale, dreams, urban legend—all of it adds up to pure magic in de Lint's vivid, original world. No one does it better.
—Alice Hoffman (bestselling author)
To read de Lint is to fall under the spell of a master storyteller, to be reminded of the greatness of life, of the beauty and majesty lurking in shadows and empty doorways.
—Quill & Quire
His Newford books, which make up most of de Lint's body of work between 1993 and 2009, confirmed his reputation for bringing a vivid setting and repertory cast of characters to life on the page. Though not a consecutive series, the twenty-five standalone books set in (or connected to) Newford give readers a feeling of visiting a favourite city and seeing old friends.
More recently, his young adult Wildlings trilogy—Under My Skin, Over My Head, and Out of This World—came out from Penguin Canada and Triskell Press in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Under My Skin won 2013 Aurora Award. A novel for middle-grade readers, The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, published by Little Brown in 2013, won the Sunburst Award, earned starred reviews in both Publishers Weekly and Quill & Quire, and was chosen by the New York Times Editors as one of the top six children's books for 2013. His most recent adult novel, The Mystery of Grace (2009), is a fascinating ghost story about love, passion and faith. It was a finalist for both the Sunburst and Evergreen awards.
De Lint is presently writing a new adult novel. His storytelling skills also shine in his original songs. He and MaryAnn (also a musician) recently released companion CDs of their original songs, samples of which can be heard on de Lint's website. A multi-instrumentalist, his main instruments are guitar, harmonica and vocals, while MaryAnn's are mandolin, guitar, vocals and percussion.
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