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What the Shadow Told Me

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  6 reviews
What happens when America's greatest author dies before delivering the long-awaited sequel to the greatest novel of the 20th century? His young editor is left racing to find the missing manuscript before a rogue's gallery of opportunists can exploit it for their own devious purposes. That's the premise of Kurtis Davidson's hilarious new novel, What the Shadow Told Me. This ...more
300 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Eastern Washington University Press
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A "guerilla" promo card tucked in a book I bought at a chain book retailer suggested I go to the authors' web page and enter a contest to get a free copy. Lots of people had done the same and the verbal exchanges between readers and authors was fun. I succeeded and got the book, wondering in the meantime if it would be any good, notwithstanding that the authors had won an award for the book. The book was fun and well worth the read. I haven't seen it on book store shelves, but see if you can loc ...more
Chris Coffman
Jul 26, 2007 Chris Coffman rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Readers of satire
WHAT THE SHADOW TOLD ME made the top twenty best-selling novels of 2005. Parts of this satirical novel deserve to make the top five in any year, while other parts shouldn't have made the list at all, so on balance it looks like the vox populi got it about right.

The premise of this satire is that a Ralph Ellison-like character, who wrote a great novel early in his career and never wrote his much-expected second novel, dies suddenly leaving a cast of variously unlikeable characters to try and make
I read it too long ago to give a detailed review - but I remember being highly entertained, laughing quite a lot and really enjoying the characters.
Intelligent, inane, immensely creative and with Borgesian twists. Who could ask for more?
Sep 28, 2007 David rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: Humanity.
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If you don't give your own book five stars, who will?
Even better the second time around!
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