Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
Hemning Sternberg

The Painted Boy by Charles de Lint

Title: The Painted Boy
Author: Charles de Lint
Genre: Urban fantasy
Setting: American desert, modern day.
Reason for Reading: I read almost all of deLint's books as they come out.
Finished In: Days
Pages: 431
Copyright Date: November 2010
Cover: A stylized dragon, Asian-style. At the bottom is a small italicized tag line - "His secret lives on his skin."
First line: "The boy had finally fallen asleep."
Best part: I liked seeing deLint tackle some new characters and ideas.
Worst part: What is it about dragons and gangs, anyway? How did that get to be so cliched?
Imaginary Theme Song: "Beat It" by Michael Jackson
Grade: B
Recommended for: Those interested in urban fantasy, but wanting it to be a little less urban.
Related Reads: Medicine Road or The Mystery of Grace by the same author.

My first book of 2011, woo hoo!
Tags: books 2011, fiction
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