Tuesday, July 05, 2011

I just finished Medicine Road by Charles De Lint.

Charles De Lint is one of my favourite authors and, by far, my favourite urban fantasy author. I consider him one of the creators of that genre but sadly most urban fantasy is more in the style of Laurell K. Hamilton (i.e. mythical creatures and humans get together to have sex and fight).

Medicine Road is a typical, low key book from De Lint. Complex, good hearted characters interact with the spirit world and the conflicts stem more from misunderstandings than from malice.

This particular book is good, but not one of my favourites of his books. It's short (almost novella length), and very YA feeling, and maybe a little too short on real conflict to make a strong impression.