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The Ivory and the Horn by Charles de Lint
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Mar 02, 2008

liked it

I think Charles De Lint has a great imagination and has written some inspiring, innovative tales before, but for some reason this novel fell a little flat for me. There were definitely stories in here that I enjoyed, and even one or two that moved me, but a lot of the tales just weren't as intriguing to me as some of his other short stories.

I've noticed De Lint tends to reuse a lot of the same themes throughout his books...the homeless, "street life," runaways, etc...and while he often delves into these characters' stories in a unique way, I found myself wishing he wasn't going back to the same themes and backgrounds over and over again.

Overall, an enjoyable read, but not one of De Lint's best story compilation, in my opinion.

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