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Someplace to be Flying Hardcover – 20 Mar 1998

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 465 pages
  • Publisher: Tor (20 Mar. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0333732804
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333732809
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 4 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,421,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"De Lint is as engaging a stylist as Stephen King, but considerably more inventive and ambitious."

"The reader does not have to be strictly a fan of either thrillers or fantasy to thoroughly enjoy this delightful tale."

"As page-turning and intelligent as usual for de Lint, who clearly has no equal as an urban fantasist . . . . First-rate."

"An enthralling blend of old European and Native American mythology, seamlessly worked into a modern setting and situation. De Lint's best so far."
--Kirkus Revews on Someplace to Be Flying

"The reader does not have to be strictly a fan of either thrillers or fantasy to thoroughly enjoy this delightful tale."
--The Washington Post on Someplace to Be Flying

"De Lint is as engaging a stylist as Stephen King, but considerably more inventive and ambitious. With Someplace To Be Flying he has produced a book that should appeal even to those who, like this reviewer, do not generally care a lot for fantasy."
--Toronto Globe and Mail on Someplace to Be Flying

"As page-turning and intelligent as usual for de Lint, who clearly has no equal as an urban fantasist and very few equals among fantasists as a folklorist. First-rate."
--Booklist on Someplace to Be Flying


An enthralling blend of old European and Native American mythology, seamlessly worked into a modern setting and situation. De Lint's best so far. "Kirkus Revews on Someplace to Be Flying"

The reader does not have to be strictly a fan of either thrillers or fantasy to thoroughly enjoy this delightful tale. "The Washington Post on Someplace to Be Flying"

De Lint is as engaging a stylist as Stephen King, but considerably more inventive and ambitious. With Someplace To Be Flying he has produced a book that should appeal even to those who, like this reviewer, do not generally care a lot for fantasy. "Toronto Globe and Mail on Someplace to Be Flying"

As page-turning and intelligent as usual for de Lint, who clearly has no equal as an urban fantasist and very few equals among fantasists as a folklorist. First-rate. "Booklist on Someplace to Be Flying"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

The World Fantasy Award-winning author of "The Onion Girl," "Moonheart," and many other novels, Charles de Lint lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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For those who are new to this author, starting Someplace to be Flying may be a bit disorienting, especially coming from a pure Fantasy or even Science Fiction background. But even that won't put you off as you almost instantly connect with the main character, and your first glimpse of a world on the edge of sight, namely The Crow Girls, grabs you and gets the brain whirring with the what, who, why and how.
From then on the pace is spot on, introducing more characters, their stories and their connections to the whole story, leading to a build up and ending which leaves you feeling relieved, nauseous, happy, sad and burning with curiosity - but in a good way!
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I can appreciate genius and Charles de Lint is definitely that, but in a beautiful way. This story, like all his tales, draws you into the multiplicity of the universe around us by introducing amazing characters that exist so close to us that we can almost sense their reality. The first story of his that I read was Trader. Since then I have been a fan and after reading The Little Country, my wife and I had to go and crawl through the Men-an-Tol. Someplace to be Flying is fascinating and I keep realising it is after midnight so I really should turn the light out and get some sleep, then read on a bit more. A superb read.
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A fantasy tour de force, full of memorable,fascinating and well drawn characters. Also this book contains one of the best openings that takes you imperceptibly from everyday realism into full blown weirdness without you realising that I have ever read.
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Naughty Amazon I'm really annoyed with you, i bought this on kindle as i saw the publication date of 2013, and thought it was a new book, but shortly into reading it it was too familiar, i thought it might have been expanded from one of the short stories, but no i have it in paperback from 1998. it's not like i don't buy enough books on Amazon please be clearer in your descriptions.
still a great book though, Charles de Lint is a master bard of urban fantasy...unmatched and recommended
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