Author Topic: Charles deLint  (Read 9310 times)

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Charles deLint
« on: August 25, 2007, 09:29:54 pm »
Good grief, I can't believe no-one mentioned deLint before now, now that I think about it.  He's been at it for 20-30 years.  I'm particularly fond of Moonhart, Spirit Walk, & Yarrow.

And you're probably going (Unless you're another ol' codger like me :D) 'who the heck is Thorne Smith?'
Well, he's the guy who brought us 'Topper'.  It's been made into 2 movies with a couple of sequels to the original around the time the 'Thin Man' movies were made, with some of the same air of fun.  They even tried making a tv series of it, starring the late Roddy McDowell.  Smith also wrote 'The Night Life of the Gods', bringing statues of Venus & co. to life, 'Turnabout', the originator of the 'Freaky Friday' movies, except the husband & wife get switched & can't turn back until the baby's born, oh dear, & others.

I'm a huge deLint fan. I've read most of his early work. I'm trying to find Wolf Moon. The last book of his that I've read was Trader. Fabulous story.
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Re: Charles deLint & Thorne Smith
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2007, 10:28:40 pm »
Check the Teen or Young Adult section.  That's where I last saw it shelved at the B&N where I used to work.  They'll order it for you if you want.  I wasn't impressed with it myself, but that's just my taste, it may rival the work of Our Hostess to you.
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Re: Charles deLint & Thorne Smith
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2007, 10:53:59 am »
i've never read thorne smith but i've seen the topper movies and they were a blast. i love charles delints work, and his advise to new writers was increadibly helpful. his urban fantasy is lovely, and i find his writing to be beautiful, and his Newford (sp?) is a town i'd love to live in!
right now i'm a college student (33 and just geting to school) and i have to say that he has certainly influanced the way i write and the way i see the world. i love it when novels do that, though those special novels are few and far between. i love the mixture of celtic and native american mythology, humor and humanity in his work.

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Re: Charles deLint & Thorne Smith
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2007, 07:04:55 am »
I love Charles deLint.  I just had a scary moment trying to figure out how long I've been reading his stuff and coming up with some terrifyingly high number of years.  I think I bought Wolf Moon when it was first out.  Anyone read Someplace to be Flying or The Little Country
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2007, 08:28:22 am »
Yup, and I've been to some of the places in Cornwall he uses in 'The Little Country' 8)

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Re: Charles deLint & Thorne Smith
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2007, 08:30:34 am »
Not two of my favorites.  Oddly enough, he's got a book, 'the Fane of the Grey Rose' that I'm no more than lukewarm on, because I prefer the condensed version of it that was in the 'Swords against Sorcery' collection earlier.
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Re: Charles deLint & Thorne Smith
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2007, 10:34:36 am »
I'm easy when it comes to de Lint.  I loved the three you mentioned, Moonheart, Spirit Walk and Yarrow, too.  :D
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Re: Charles deLint & Thorne Smith
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2008, 02:38:21 pm »
Jack the Giant Killer is one of my all time favorites. It was a part of the fairie tale series, years ago. The same one that brought out Tam Lin by Pamela Dean.

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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2008, 03:22:15 pm »
Did you read the sequel, Drink Down the MoonTam Lin was quite good, too.  I liked that one a lot. 
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Re: Charles deLint & Thorne Smith
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2008, 04:35:50 pm »
No, I didn't know there was a sequel. I will have to go find it now.

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Re: Charles deLint & Thorne Smith
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2008, 06:53:36 pm »
Jack the Giant Killer is one of my all time favorites. It was a part of the fairie tale series, years ago. The same one that brought out Tam Lin by Pamela Dean.

Both it and the sequel are very good; I don't enjoy his recent stuff as much.
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Re: Charles deLint & Thorne Smith
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2008, 08:05:06 am »
This is good, because I am all out of books!!!

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Re: Charles deLint & Thorne Smith
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2008, 04:34:03 pm »
de Lint's Greenmantle is excellent and my favorite by him.
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« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2008, 10:03:20 pm »
Charles deLint is one of my favorite authors.  For me, all his books have a feeling of discovery to them.  I especially loved the idea of Tamsin house - a castle-like retreat for artists hidden in the middle of a city, with a forrest hidden in the middle.  Where do I sign up?

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