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Bordertown Where Magic Meets Rock RollAn attitude and a state of mind It's where magic meets rock rollNOTE all the Bellamy Bach stories in the Borderland series were written by the editorBorderland founder Terri Windli. Danceland Emma Bull and Will Shetterly is a pretty fun urban fantasy murder mystery story The other three stories are skippable of course I read them anyway I found the writing pretty childish describing outfits gratuitous edgy curse words wish fulfillment and the content not really original enough for me to look past the writing Danceland works though because it has a lot of odd and cool characters and sweeps you into flashy seedy 80s club world

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summary Bordertown Where Magic Meets Rock Roll 108 Ó ❮KINDLE❯ ❤ Bordertown Where Magic Meets Rock Roll ❧ Author Terri Windling – On the border between the World and Elfland sits Bordertown a place of half lit neighborhoods of hidden magic of flamboyant artists and pagan motorcycle gangs BMagic Meets ePUB #10003 On the border between the World and Elfland sits Bordertown a place of half lit Bordertown Where MOBI #207 neighborhoods of hidden magic of flamboyant artist. This book had a seriously formative impact on me 3

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S and pagan motorcycle gangs Bordertown is a hothouse laboratory Where Magic Meets PDFEPUB #234 for the return of magic to the life of the World and the return of life to magic It's. I picked up my first Borderland book as a pre teen scouring the shelves of the library in my grandparents' town on the Oregon coast I don't remember which one it was probably Borderland; that cover looks familiar and I loved it The world of Bordertown halfway between the World and Faerie where spellboxes power motorcycles and elves run in gangs down the abandoned streets of Soho utterly captivated me It was everything that I thought I wanted to grow up to be Staying up until dawn loud music and cold drinks sweat glistening under neon lights art and late night conversations all the parts of adulthood that captured me with their glamour And in the end it's not like that or least it's mostly not like that Bills and responsibilities that aren't to your friends aren't exciting But a man can dreamThat's just the surface aesthetic though Borderland is about fast cars and loud music but it's also about belonging It's okay to be strange It's okay to be different Things can get better and if you look hard enough in the right places you will find your people All things considered I had a pretty good childhood but I was different enough that I never felt that I fit in with my family and Borderland was a glimpse of the way it could be The way that eventually it wasThat in mind now that I'm older with those bills and those responsibilities and with the urge to stay out until dawn and dance under neon lights not uite as strong as it was decades ago I thought I'd come back to Borderland and see how well it held up And the answer is pretty damn wellDanceland is about how appearances are deceiving mixed with plenty of motorcycles and rock and roll I liked it well enough especially after the twist but while it was fun to read it didn't stick with me The only part I really remember is the line​The old magic is made with loud music and sweat and colored lightwhich speaks to Borderland's aesthetics if not really its messages The interactions between Orient as in to determine true north and Caramel were touching but they come in during the latter part and the perspective switching during the beginning even in epistolary format wasn't as interesting to me Maybe it's because I remember being Caramel before I learned the lingo forgot the lingo and then stopped caring about whether I knew it or notI liked the message in Demon about the necessity of dealing with all of yourself even the parts that you find unpleasant but I thought that the story went a bit too far afield One of the things I like about Borderland is that it doesn't have the scope creep that a lot of urban fantasy developed There are humans and there are elves and there is Faerie and there is the World and Bordertown between them There's none of this bringing in wizards and vampires and werewolves and golems and djinn and bigfoots and everything else and so while I understand the desire to draw on Japanese mythology to flesh out the world I didn't really think that it fit here and that's most of what I took away from the storyExile is a good look into the politics of Elfland even if obliuely with the note that you all of you matter even if you're born different Whether it's a talent you lack a trait that you have or something else that sets you apart that's okay Dez is born without magic and cast out by her family but she's the one who befriends the monsters who roam the Borderland Elves love perfection the story says and I know a few people who could say the same about their families and have gotten burned because of it Unfortunately I didn't actually care that much for the writing so while it's a good story as a whole the actual telling of it didn't resonate with meMy favorite story was probably Mockery and while I'm sure that part of it is that like Hale I'm older now and looking back on the days when I raised hell and thought the future would never come but part of it is the essential optimism Hale and the Mock Street art group want to change the culture of Bordertown and they succeed and sure it ends up tearing them apart and they all move on to fame and fortune or self destruction in their own ways but there's a magic in that moment when the future's path is set but it has yet to unfold Before you get old and bitter and look in front of you and see nothing but closed doorsI'm not even that old I swear But Hale is and that's his attitude in the framing tale Until the end when he realizes that maybe hiding isn't going to make things right And he's right it won't It never does Mockery is a bit too unpolished to be great and the ending confrontation between Hale and Linnea comes out of nowhere and could have used buildup but the mood throughout the story is fantastic You can change the world if you try or least you can change part of it Just make sure you pick the right part Five stars for message and mood and three stars for the actual content of the stories It has than enough of what I remember that I've already put in at the library for a couple of the other books 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