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Now Reading... posted 13 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

Just read The Little Country by Charles de Lint, which I ended up really enjoying, staying up very late to finish it, though it was slow going at first. It's a pretty typical de Lint novel in that it takes place in the real world - Cornwall in this case - and then brings in a lot of myth and folklore to tell a very magical story in a magical version of the real world. This book was interesting, though, as it was also a book-within-a-book, so there were two stories going on at once, somewhat related. A fun read, though it is at times disconcerting with the melding of the magical elements and the modern world.

Currently reading Falls the Shadow by Sharon Kay Penman, the second in her Wales trilogy. It has started out with a bunch of deaths, but I always enjoy a good historical novel, especially one set in England/Wales, anglophile that I am.... view post


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