Memory and Dream
Isabelle Copley's visionary art frees ancient spirits. As the young student of the cruel, brilliant artist Vincent Rushkin, she discovered she could paint images so vividly real they brought her wildest fantasies to life. But when the forces she unleashed brought tragedy to those she loved, she... show more
Isabelle Copley's visionary art frees ancient spirits. As the young student of the cruel, brilliant artist Vincent Rushkin, she discovered she could paint images so vividly real they brought her wildest fantasies to life. But when the forces she unleashed brought tragedy to those she loved, she turned her back on her talent -- and on her dreams. Now, twenty years later, Isabelle must come to terms with the shattering memories she has long denied, and unlock the slumbering power of her brush. And, in a dark reckoning with her old master, she must find the courage to live out her dreams and bring the magic back to life.
Publish date: February 20th 2007
Publisher: Orb Books
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Magical Realism
Series: Newford 1 (#5)
As the young student of the brilliant Vincent Rushkin, Isabelle Copley discovered she could paint images so real they brought her dreams to life. But when the forces she unleashed brought tragedy to those she loved, she turned her back on her talent - and on those dreams. Now, twenty years later, Is...
3.5I adore Charles Lint, Newford, all the characters that fill it - everything about his world.I just think sometimes the "magic" of his writing is a little hit and miss. Unfortunately this was the case with Memory and Dream. Parts of it mesmerised, and these parts I would happily give five full sta...
This story had a deep impact on me. It opens with an innocent sketch in a town square; it soon becomes a deeply engaging study of the act of creation and the mind of an artist.If I took out my editor’s pencil, I’d only be able to mark one paragraph in the entire book, where a minor character is gran...
Memory & Dreams is my 1st time reading anything by Charles de Lint and though the tale of Izzy, Kathy and the numena is a well-written and intriguing story, it is very slow-paced and I found it a struggle to stay interested in and finally finish this book. It's definitely not for the casual reader b...
This was my first book by Charles de Lint. I liked it and was really interested in his concept of a town where all sorts of unlikely and magical events can and do happen. I liked this book enough to look up and read others in the series. The only thing that stopped me from putting down 4 stars wa...
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