Ron, a teenage runaway, comes of age among the punk elves and humans of Bordertown, a run-down city on the border between the real world and the magic . When Ron runs away, he ends up in Bordertown, a grim city that lies between the real world and the world of faerie, a place where elf and human gangs stalk. Ron, a human runaway searching for his brother, joins the denizens of Castle Pup, lands a job at Elsewhere–the strangest bookstore in two worlds–and.
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For one, Orient is a much more sympathetic main character than Ron, who is annoying for most of the book. In this story, an impulsive human boy wil Ron comes to Bordertown looking for his older brother, and ends up falling in with a crowd of elves, halfies, and other humans trying to bust the stereotype that the races can’t mingle. The whole “Bordertown” series was great fodder for my imagination.
Elsewhere (Borderlands, #4) by Will Shetterly
Or maybe I just missed something this time around. I love all things Borderlands, so this was a shoe-in and I’m looking forward to the companion volume.
Wikipedia in English None. He has also written short stories wiill various Borderland anthologies. I knew I was in the Nevernever when I saw a wild elf through the train window. If the sheetterly doesn’t kill him, it just may teach him what it is to be human. Had I not been into grunge as a teenager this may not have bothered me. Minnesota Book Awards After he finds at job at Elsewhere, a book shop, he is able to spend some time in his search for his brother but distractions from his daily life creep in until he is blamed for the hsetterly.
References to this work on external resources. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. Shetterly created the comic book character Captain Confederacyplayed a small role in the film Toxic Zombiesand ran for governor of Minnesota in on the Grassroots Party ticket.
Once Ron shettterly Gone, I also really appreciate the storytelling of him remembering and forgetting so much.
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Ellsewhere a world full of elves, magic, werewolves, and bikers gangs, Ron struggles to find himself. I kept forgetting which character was which, and the ending felt extremely rushed. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. It was kind of ironic that he found peace within when his last manifestation would have seemed the most unfortunate. No current Talk conversations about this book. In any other setting I would find this plot structure to be quite contrived, but considering how complicated Bordertown is in terms of its population groups, settings, and politics, I absolutely woll it – especially from a character like Ron who has a tendency to run off at the mouth and talk himself into trouble.
But I like this despite that. I’ve read it before too, but heck if I can remember what it was about.
Jan 20, Danielle rated it really liked it Shelves: Oooh, I’m being mean. That night I slept very, very well. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to the continuation of Ron’s story in Nevernever.
What follows is a story not dissimilar to most modern stories about elsswhere, with real life themes being overwritten by the introduction of Elves, magic and the oddly named characters fantasy writers can’t get enough of. While a little dated in parts, the shstterly itself was interesting enough to push past moments of cringe worthy ’90s speak.
This one, I think, lies somewhere in between. Ron’s need to understand his brother’s suicide and to regain a sense of self drives him through a series of muddled choices that he makes, and rlsewhere tries to unmake. Can’t stomach that dreck. Either way, I did enjoy Shetterly’s writing style, which struck me as a more realistic portrayal of teenagers than I’ve seen in a while. Add to Your books. It has a male protagonist.
I still found the main character annoying at times, but I love the way the author deals with human, fey, and halfling interaction. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Unlike me however, the protagonist never indicated whether or not he ever wore excessive amounts of flannel, so that was a relief. And not its misbegotten stepchild paranormal romance.
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View all 5 comments. Human teen Ron travels to Bordertown, a place where the human world and Faerie mingle, attracting the lost souls and wanderers of both worlds. This book is about how we shetterl we express our identities, purpose, bonds of loyalty and affection.
Borderland novelWolfboy book 1 Members. Other characters react to this with varied degrees of acceptance.
Apr 25, Richard L. I’ve mentioned that YA novels are bugging me, I think it is a middle age thing, not wanting to have my face rubbed in the reminder of my glorious youth that can never be as glorious as these stories. Generally speaking of the state of books today, I can’t wait for the dystopia craze to die shettedly and perhaps we can return to something a little more interesting and different in YA.