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by Will Shetterly | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by DendriticTrees of Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, July 14, 2012
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Crossing-Guard): to be read


5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by DendriticTrees from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, July 14, 2012

10 out of 10

A novel in the Bordertown Series.

Bordertown sits on the Border between magical elf-land and the mundane world, so it runs on a rag-tag mix of unreliable science and equally unreliable magic. Soho is the abandoned parts of Bordertown populated by the misfits and runaways of both worlds.

Ron comes to Bordertown looking for a new life and his older brother and falls in with the Strange Pupae, a mixed bag of runaways at least (if not more) lost than he is.

Like the rest of the Bordertown series, this focuses heavily on growing up and developing an adult personality and role and while the setting is quite bleak the series is full of hope and the characters are very realistic.

Also, THIS BOOK HAS A SEQUAL, its called NeverNever and the two really should be read together. This book ends in such a way that it can totally be read alone, but having both really completes the experience.

SPOILERS AHOY!

These books lean heavily on names as a metaphor for personal development which I love. This book, especially, is an inversion of Beauty and the Beast when it comes to inner identity versus outward appearance. 


Journal Entry 2 by DendriticTrees at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, July 14, 2012

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Released 4 yrs ago (7/14/2012 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taken to Christmas in July at the Joshua Tree. Hope you enjoy it guys! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingrureadingwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, July 15, 2012

This book has not been rated.

I enjoy reading Terri Windling's blog and know of the Bordertown books so now I have an opportunity to read them. Thanks DendriticTrees. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingrureadingwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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After reading the short stories in the Bordertown book I decided to read this next. I enjoyed reading the background story of Ron and the other characters of Bordertown. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingrureadingwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, April 13, 2013

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Released 3 yrs ago (4/13/2013 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Took the book to the Calgary BC Meetup at the Joshua Tree Cafe today. 


Journal Entry 6 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, April 13, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Grabbed at get together 


Journal Entry 7 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, August 28, 2015

9 out of 10

I also read the short stories in "Welcome to Bordertown" first. I enjoyed this story about how Ron became Wolfboy. Though it had a lot more moving parts than I expected. The random mix of characters was well done and fun.

Thanks for a great read! 


Journal Entry 8 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, October 10, 2015

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Released 10 mos ago (10/10/2015 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taking to get together 


Journal Entry 9 by wingmegami-no-ushiwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, October 12, 2015

This book has not been rated.

Picked up at the October meeting. 


Journal Entry 10 by wingmegami-no-ushiwing at Cravings Market Restaurant in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, February 13, 2016

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Released 6 mos ago (2/13/2016 UTC) at Cravings Market Restaurant in Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taking to the February meet up for the "Rachel's books" theme! What a great intro to bordertown!

To the finder:
Calgary has an active group of BookCrossers that meet to swap books and discuss book crossing every second Saturday of the month at 11am at Cravings Market on Fairmount Drive SE. We always love to meet new crossers, so please join us any time you like! 


Journal Entry 11 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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Picked up at February's meeting. We had 11 BookCrossers attend and WAY too many books! This is being added to my TBR pile but will likely be there awhile as I came home with triple the number of books I brought. 


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