Saturday, March 18, 2006

#16 Moonheart by Charles de Lint

My Rating: 7 out of 10 stars

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.) For additional reviews and information on Moonheart, see the BookCrossing journal page for this book. See more progress on: read 100 books in 2006.