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A Flicker Of Shadows

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In 1890, a remote mountain castle in eastern Europe is host to two conflicting realities. In one reality, a Police Inspector and a lunatic approach a crime scene from opposing ends. In the other, a bat has succumbed to delusions of grandeur and plans a life beyond the bounds of his supernatural world. When the bat claims the abandoned mountain castle for himself, he sets t ...more
Kindle Edition, 366 pages
Published December 30th 2017
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Leonard Tillerman
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What do you get when you mix an Inspector, a lunatic and a bat (yes…a bat) together?  Give up?  You get one heck of an awesome story- that’s what!  Author M.N. Seeley has penned a unique and excellent piece of literary fiction with his book, A Flicker of Shadows.  If you enjoy being transported back in time to a land of intriguing suspense and contrasting realities, then this book is just what you are looking for.

As always, I will attempt to give an appropriate summation of the book without actu
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Micah Thomas
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Flicker of Shadows is a must read. After all, Seeley’s writing is crisp, fluid, and highly readable. The pages are chock-full of incredibly original ideas and content, like this memorable turn of phrase, “Knowledge is a partner of age, though sometimes it can equally be thought of as an accomplice in the theft of youth.” Just look at that. Seeley has a real knack for embedding truths, almost casually, on every page with the timing to really knock you off your feet.

A Flicker of Shadows is a di
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Birgitta Hjalmarson
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A bat with a conscience? Don't let that hold you back.
If there was ever a time to suspend your disbelief, it's now. Just savor passages like this: "There is a pause before I silently slip backwards into the witching dusk; the fringes of my body lashing as though aflame with a black fire." Or how about this? "The cobblestone streets and alleyways radiate from a central town square; jagged and irregular like burst blood vessels in an eye."
I dare anyone to read those lines and not want to fly.
Alison
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

This is an excellent read! the writing is 5 stars, literary fiction isn't my usual genre but Seeley's writing is top-notch! check out my full review https://alisonhaines.ca/posts/book-re...
Paul Blake
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Flicker of Shadows is a delightful read. From the opening chapters told from the perspective of my favourite character Morton the bat, to the letters from Inspektor Murnau to his sister, and the doctor/patient notes of Onno. Each with their unique voices and character. The story is revealed, built upon layers, until the exciting and intense conclusion. There are plenty of humorous touches sprinkled in the story which nicely break up the building tension.
The book is reasonably long, although o
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