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SCIFTAN: a proper noun of ultimately unknown origin, taking from the Old Frisian alt. transitive: sciff: to mutate, and tannin: one who. Modern English translation: SHIFTER Richard Locke is a poet. He hasn't written much since Clare, the woman he was going to propose to, told him she wasn't in love with him anymore. Captain Jack Cordesman is investigating a series of murde ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published September 23rd 2011 by Necro Publications (first published May 2005)
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Jun 22, 2013 Bandit rated it did not like it
I've read and enjoyed (if that's the right word for his signature blend of gore, guts and perversions) many books by Lee, so I was very excited to find this one at the library. The more I read it, the more the excitement faded. Maybe it wasn't Lee, it was just the nature of this collaboration, but this just didn't work together, the seems and stitches were all too obvious for this literary (word is being used liberally) frankenstein monster. The stark juxtaposition of sort of dreamy lyrical get ...more
Brainycat's 5 "B"s:
blood: 5
boobs: 4
bombs: 2
bondage: 4
blasphemy: 3
Bechdel Test: FAIL
Deggan's Rule: FAIL
Gay Bechdel Test: FAIL

An interesting book from Ed Lee, wherein he departs from the style I've become accustomed to in the dozen or so other books I've read from him. Coincidentally, since I've moved from the Seattle area to the UK I've found myself reading at least three books set in Puget Sound, including this one. Mr. Lee's familiarity with the area is apparent, as I knew exactly which streets
May 26, 2016 Baldurian rated it it was ok
Shelves: narrative, horror
Boooring. I cannot stand pages and pages about poetry, kinda-like vampires and metaphysical digressions about arts and the role of the artist. Some (few) gruesome scenes were good, but Shifters was very hard to finish, especially for a Lee novel.
Aug 20, 2012 Paul rated it really liked it
Shelves: completed
Shifters was a better novel, no less gory than any of his previous work, but a much better story, with a character with deepth, if a little too much depth, still the story rounded off nicely, I don't want to give any spoilers, but its a great tale of vampires and werewolves, that surprises you in its turnaround at the end
Apr 19, 2011 Josh rated it did not like it
i have struggled for days with this one. i got probably 75% done with this and just said no more. the writing bears no resemblance to goon, this previous tag team effort by lee and pelan. the book tries for lyrical and ends up slow,muddled and prententious.
Dec 09, 2010 Steven rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, 2010
A poet dedicated to truth in art confronts evil. The story starts slowly, but when the horror begins, it's a page turner. I enjoyed this very much.
Gavin Hurley
Mar 28, 2007 Gavin Hurley rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: extreme horror fans who like philosophy
Quite graphic. A surprisingly deep book just like much of Lee's back catalog. Wonderful read. Horror as it supposed to be written.
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Aug 10, 2010 Bark's Book Nonsense marked it as to-read
Shelves: e-book, horror
Hard to find Necro books are now appearing on Awesomeness.
Mar 10, 2013 Antony rated it did not like it
very very poor for Edward lee don't bother
Oct 13, 2011 Irene rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Not his best work.
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Edward Lee was born (er, jettisoned) into the world on May 25, 1957, and was raised in Bowie, Md. He has sold 15 novels and continues to pursue the ludicrous profession of freelance writing. From 1976-79, he served in the U.S. Army Security Agency and then was transferred to the 1st Armored Division in Erlangen,
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