Book Reviews of Moonheart

Author: Charles de Lint
ISBN-13: 9780312890049
ISBN-10: 0312890044
Publication Date: 2/15/1994
Pages: 496
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Orb Books
Book Type: Paperback
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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.
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Decent, but surprisingly rough when compared to some of de Lint's later books. Still, a good read full of the eclectic characters to be expected of the author.
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I really liked this book. It took me just a little while to get engrossed in the storyline. If you like sci-fi or fantasy books, you will like this one. One note, it may be helpful to keep a bookmark/cheatsheet while you read. There are lots of characters and some unusual names that can be confusing to remember! Give this book a chance. My book club chose it and everyone grumbled. I can't wait to see what they thought of it tomorrow night!