Feb 3, 2011

Thursday With a Good Book

Another book by Charles de Lint - I can't help but pick one up if I haven't read it. This time it's a quick little read called Medicine Road and involves a further adventure of two of his characters from an earlier book titled Seven Wild Sisters. Both are illustrated by Charles Vess whose pen and ink works fit like a glove, providing perfect images to reinforce the memory of the story.

It starts off with a beautiful poem/song about Red Dog chasing Jackalope. Where it goes from there involves the sisters playing their music, a man who thought he'd never fall in love for real and a deadline before he and a woman he was chasing a hundred years ago pronounces the end of everything for them both.

A master storyteller who keeps the magic on every page. Loved reading it and you will too.