Moonheart

by Charles De Lint | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0441537219 Global Overview for this book
Registered by bossmare of Casper, Wyoming USA on 4/4/2005
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by bossmare from Casper, Wyoming USA on Monday, April 04, 2005
One of my favorite DeLint books. An urban fantasy set in Newford at the Tamsen house. I loved this book and it got me into Charles DeLint. He writes a great fantasy story. Takes you away and makes you believe in magic.

Journal Entry 2 by bossmare from Casper, Wyoming USA on Monday, April 04, 2005
This book will be postal released to the first person who PM's me for it. I love it so much it should go to someone who would like to read it instead of being "wild released" to languish somewhere and never be journaled.

Journal Entry 3 by bossmare from Casper, Wyoming USA on Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Up for grabs!

Journal Entry 4 by bossmare from Casper, Wyoming USA on Friday, June 03, 2005
Reserved for bookring.

Journal Entry 5 by MollyGrue from Tacoma, Washington USA on Thursday, July 07, 2005
Looking forward to reading this. Thanks!

Journal Entry 6 by MollyGrue from Tacoma, Washington USA on Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Very good, involving story. I finally learned where Tamson House came from!

Reserved for the next reader.

Journal Entry 7 by MollyGrue at in the mail in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, August 13, 2005

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Sent to Luintaurien. Happy reading!

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Journal Entry 8 by Luintaurien from York, Nebraska USA on Monday, August 22, 2005
Got it today. Will read and pass on ASAP. Thank you.

Journal Entry 9 by Luintaurien from York, Nebraska USA on Monday, October 31, 2005
Enjoyed this book. Thanks for allowing us to read it.

Journal Entry 10 by Luintaurien at -- By Hand or Post, Ray/Ring, Rabck in York, Nebraska USA on Thursday, November 03, 2005

Released 15 yrs ago (11/3/2005 UTC) at -- By Hand or Post, Ray/Ring, Rabck in York, Nebraska USA

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Journal Entry 11 by mikopikotrain from Bellaire, Texas USA on Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Arrived today! Thanks!

Journal Entry 12 by mikopikotrain from Bellaire, Texas USA on Sunday, January 01, 2006
Thank you for sharing this book with us, bossmare! Moonheart was my first Charles deLint book and I am looking forward to reading other books by him! deLint's content and style are different from the SciFi/Fantasy that I normally read so whenever I would browse the bookstore shelves, I found it hard to feel compelled to read any of his works based on blurbs on the back. But, I had heard and read so many rave reviews, I knew I was probably missing something so I gladly signed up when you offered this book & I'm so glad I did. If anyone has any suggestions as to which of his books I should read next, let me know! :)

Released 15 yrs ago (1/3/2006 UTC) at by mail in To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Dropped off at the post office after work today! Enjoy!

Journal Entry 14 by mellion108 from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA on Saturday, January 07, 2006
Arrived safe and sound!

I look forward to reading this and will pass it along as soon as possible. Unfortunately, as seems to always be the case, I just got 2 other bookrings earlier in the week (after nearly 2 months of not having even one!). I'll try not to hold on to this one for too long.

Thanks!
Paperback, 485 pages

Synopsis:
An antique shop proprietor, a centuries-old Druid, a biker, a folk musician, an Inspector with the Canadian Mounted Police, a stagman in a moonlit glen, the fey folk of an Indian otherworld, the greatest bard of ancient Wales, a bizarre Ottawa house that straddles two worlds...

Moonheart

An extraordinary tale of that enchanted place that lies at the edge of sight, just beyond the shadows of the moon...

Journal Entry 15 by mellion108 from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA on Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Charles de Lint strikes again! I really enjoy fantasy, and a de Lint novel is such a treat. Although all of his books really are quite similar to each other, this doesn't annoy me like it often does with other authors who seem to have run out of things to say. de Lint always has a fresh take on the genre, and his worlds are so intriguing, that I never want the book to end.

I really enjoyed this and appreciate you sharing, bossmare.

The book is packaged, addressed, and ready to make its way to cheriepie. I'll have it in the mail by Feb. 11.

Journal Entry 16 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Saturday, February 18, 2006
Received today. As usual, all my rings and rays seem to like to come at the same time, so I've got a few ahead of this.

Journal Entry 17 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Saturday, March 18, 2006
The story started off kind of slow and I found my mind wandering while I was trying to read. Fortunately, the pace picked up fairly quickly with the second part of the book, and it became much more to my liking (and much harder to put down or fall asleep on LOL).

I did have a hard time keeping track of a lot of the minor characters though, especially since many of them had last names beginning with W (Williams, Walters, Wilson), and then sometimes the author would use their first name instead of their last (Mike, Wally, etc.). Add to that alot of the Fae and Indian names of the characters in the Otherworld too... So this was almost one of those books I wanted to keep a post-it on the back with the full names of the characters and the pages where they're introduced so I could keep track of who was who.

It takes place over multiple worlds, and many of the characters find themselves in the Otherworld, and in Sara's case, even in the past, affecting events in her own future. Kinda trippy when you think about it. So I liked that. :)

Overall, a pretty decent read, and since this was my first book by de Lint, I'm looking forward to reading more of his stuff. (I'm also in a ring for Wolf Moon. If you're interested, the link for it is on my bookshelf.)

I've messaged gothamgal and will get this in the mail to her shortly (and update this entry when I do).

UPDATE 20-MAR-2006: gothamgal is a little overwhelmed at the moment and asked to be skipped, so I've messaged hak42 for her address. I'm going on vacation from Wed 3/22 thru Tue 3/28 so there's a chance this may not get in the mail until after my return. Of course, I'll put a note here when it actually does get mailed.

UPDATE 27-MAR-2006: Mailed to hak42 on 27-Mar-2006 via Media Mail. (my vac was cut short by a family illness.)

Journal Entry 18 by hak42 from Durham, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, March 30, 2006
I received this today. I'll try to get to it soon. I need to catch up on my reading this weekend! :)

Journal Entry 19 by hak42 from Durham, New Hampshire USA on Monday, May 15, 2006
Finally finished! Sorry, things have been hectic here, so I just finished the book this weekend. I'll send it out to Ceili tonight.

I really enjoyed this book. Charles de Lint really did his research. I loved the overlapping of Old World magic with New World magic, mixed with very real feeling mundane characters. I'll be keeping a look out at used book shops to purchase a copy for my permanent collection. I can see myself wanting to visit this universe again in the future. :)

Journal Entry 20 by Ceili from Baldwinsville, New York USA on Saturday, May 20, 2006
Received today. Thanks!

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