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The Silhouette

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  6 reviews
As far back as Alan Quinn can remember, his family has been on the move. It isn't until they find a house in Ashton, Kansas that Alan feels he can finally call a place home. Three weeks later, his father disappears, leaving him alone to be raised by his mother who quickly gives up on the search for her missing husband. Distraught, Young Alan Quinn takes it upon himself to ...more
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Published February 8th 2013 by Shaw City
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Valley Brown
Shaw's "The Silhouette" had a lot of twists that kept me wondering exactly where the action was taking me. The plot held my interest throughout. The interweaving of multiple realities, and the friction between the various life forms/civilizations was quite interesting. Sometimes the characters seemed a little less developed than I would have preferred. I wasn't certain if that was part of YA flavor or from the entire story being told from a single young perspective.
Overall, I enjoyed the story,
Linda Ulleseit
This novel is full of great potential. I love the idea of dreams that touch waking life, of dream chasers and Silhouettes that are alive and can shape reality. I like the idea of a world where dreams are created for humans, a world humans have infiltrated and nearly destroyed. The teenage boy, who is discovering this world that his parents have invested so much in, is believable in his confusion. The reader is strung along not knowing which side is good or evil for most of the book, which keeps ...more
A.L. Phillips
Shaw has some interesting ideas that he plays with in "The Silhouette" - a land where dreams are reality, and where strange creatures can touch the lives of men.

However, the good ideas he has are fettered by the book's technical flaws. From homophone misuse to clunky, unbelievable dialogue, The Silhouette reads like a first draft in need of proofreading. I read this book for free, as part of a Goodreads monthly reading group. I am glad I didn't spend money on it, and would not recommend it for o
Melanie Cusick-Jones

As I don't normally read fantasy books, this was a nice change for me. I was sucked into the book quickly: the narrator has a strong voice and I found him interesting. The concepts (around dreams) were also intriguing and overall I enjoyed the story.
Yannis Karatsioris

A great story, apporopriate for YA fantasy fans.
Mystery, fantasy and good imagery, offered by a talented young author from the U.S.

Give it a try when it comes out.
Ivan Amberlake
It's a great book! I've been a fan of it ever since it appeared on
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Thomas William Shaw is an author and stage actor in Birmingham, AL. He over-values his opinion and is terrible with self-made deadlines. He lives with his girlfriend, Lauren, and their two cats.
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