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100-Word Review: Spirits in the Wires by Charles de Lint

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Spirits in the Wires was the first Charles de Lint book I’ve read (thanks, Lisa!), but it surely won’t be the last.  de Lint’s particular brand of urban fantasy hit just the right notes with me, especially given the focus on the Internet in this book: a website existing as an actual place in another dimension and sucking people into itself through the ‘net?  Ridiculous, maybe, but exactly my kind of ridiculous.  His characters (many of whom, it seems, were supporting players in his other “Newford” novels) all feel like real people with real lives dealing with extraordinarily unreal circumstances.

Grade: A-

Written by Allen

May 13th, 2009 at 11:00 am

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  1. First one you’ve read! We are all terrible delinquents for not causing you to start reading him sooner :) In any case, you’re welcome to borrow from my DeLint collection; v. convenient to your location ;-)

    Sarah T

    13 May 09 at 12:26 pm

  2. So it’s all YOUR fault, then! Well, you can certainly help me fill this once-empty de Lint void in my life. :)

    Allen

    13 May 09 at 3:34 pm

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