Dreams Underfoot

Dreams Underfoot

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anne_jindra More than 1 year ago
When it comes to modern fantasy, Charles deLint is a giant among men. Urban fantasy has devolved from edgy and eerie stories set in modern times to red covered novels with women in leather and heels that draw you in with their succulent prose and spit you out by the end with their lack of a coherent plot. There's a section for that, and it's called Romance- the sizzle makes up for the lack of substance. Having said all of that, any reader can see why a delicate touch that gently weaves Native America beliefs in with urban faeries and modern mythos would stand out on the shelves that are slowly becoming filled with one hit wonders that scored three book trilogies- and often didn't finish them. Enter Newford, a city in middle America that has angels and demons wandering the streets and finds wonder in the everday. Dreams Underfoot is a nod to Yeats whose moving poem, The Cloths of Heaven, ends "tread softly, for you tread on my dreams." DeLint moves from novels to short story collections in a Celtic fashion, weaving the threads of previously closed tales into longer stories and letting them find their way back out again into their own adventures. From the story of Zoe, an everyday girl and nighttime DJ, and Gordon Wolfe- a man with two souls to the tale of Tallulah, the spirit of a city who falls in love with a man, but has to leave as time goes by and she becomes too cold and hard to love anyone, DeLint explores the Otherworld in a way that is so practical and modern that it leaves you breathless and changed. A step away from your average fantasy novel and a cut above modern mythologies like Twilight, Dreams Underfoot sets your feet on the path of wonder, one story at a time. http://badfantasyrx.blogspot.com/2016/05/dreams-underfoot-19-stories-to-bring.html
Sandywick More than 1 year ago
I liked some of the short stories better than others but Charles de Lint is a terrific writer with a pretty wild imagination. Some of the stories are a little scary, some are whimsical and some are just magical.
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cookycrumb More than 1 year ago
I was just introduced to Charles De Lint's work & can't believe I haven't read any of his writings before. I have thoroughly enjoyed this book, recommended it to my friends & have purchased 3 copies for gifts-all in a 2 week period! I look forward to reading more about Jilly, my favorite character.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I am so glad that I got this book. I first read The Riddle of the Wren, and fell in love with deLint's writing style. This is definitely a must read for fantasy lovers!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This collection of short stories is said to be the beginning for Newford, though 'Spirits in the Wires' takes place before it, and 'Memory & Dream' goes into the days that some of these characters were younger and college-aged.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful collection of short stories where several characters reappear. Sometimes as the protagonist, and sometimes as a character in someone else's story. I love the different perspectives. The very rich world of Newford is created through these tales. I can't wait to read more of these books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was floored with the realness of this entire book! I could not put it down! I thought that fanasty had become precitable but I was wrong!