Book Review

Book Review: Widdershins

Widdershins
By Charles de Lint

My Edition:
Paperback, 560 pages
2006, Tor
ISBN: 9780765312860

Jilly and Geordie have been best friends for years, circling around each other but never admitting to themselves just how much they love each other. Caught up in a war between the native spirits of the land and the fairies, the two set off on their first adventure together in years. When Jilly finds herself trapped in her own mind, battling monsters from her past and Geordie is banished even farther away, they finally realize just how much they want to be together.

I’m a big fan of de Lint’s work, though I haven’t read as much of it as I’d like. One of my favorite books is The Onion Girl, of which Jilly is the central character. I enjoyed reading about her magical adventures again and following some familiar and new characters.

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Book Review

Book Review: Trader

Trader
By Charles de Lint

My Edition:
Paperback, 352 pages
1997, Orb
ISBN: 0765302969

Max Trader makes guitars and Johnny Devlin is unemployed, mostly friendless, and a shameless womanizer. When the two wake up in each other’s bodies, Johnny is interested in keeping his cushy new life while Max struggles with the mess Johnny left behind. Max must come to grips with the impossible and journey through a world of dreams and spirits if he wants to regain the life he had.

Fun fact, the back of my book has the name Leonard, instead of Max – but throughout the book, Max is referred to as Max. Unless there’s like one sentence that I missed about Leonard being his first name and Max his middle and him preferring Max, I’m pretty sure someone made a mistake! (Tbh, Max Trader sounds way better than Leonard Trader so I’m glad the change was made) This has nothing at all to do with my thoughts on the book, I just noticed it as I’m writing this.

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