- File Size: 3032 KB
- Print Length: 196 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Books We Love Ltd. (August 19, 2012)
- Publication Date: August 19, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00904HKQE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,302,017 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Indeed, the book does contain some breakneck paced action, it takes you to some pretty brutal and dark mental and physical spaces and it contains enough twists for several books, all deftly handled and all perfectly logical (I had to re-read some passages a few times, to ensure Mr. Smith was not cheating, but was following logical threads). The adventure is never boring, never dull, and always exciting.
I will avoid giving any spoilers, but do give this book a chance to take you to a new place, and I bet you will be craving a sequel or three - I know I am!
While the voice is here in Jack Shadow, the story is baffling. I had a hard time following what was going on. There were some quirky things I enjoyed -- the author does quirky really well! -- but on the whole I was too busy trying to figure out what the heck was happening. I'm still not sure what the plot was about. Except it had something to do with time. And people after Jack. And Jack after people. 'People' not exactly meaning... Never mind. I won't go there.
I read the first few pages of this long ago and thought Jack was too unlikable to use as a main character. Either I didn't read far enough or the author's lightened him up. Jack works fine as a main character.
Anyone reading this review should realize the problem in understanding what JACK SHADOW's about likely lies with me. I feel sure a sharper mind will follow the story and enjoy it tremendously. Especially one who loves SF/fantasy. That's the reason I give it four stars.
Graeme Smith does a great job, playing with time travel, dragons, Dracula, Jack the Ripper and a Host of other characters.
Definitely worth reading for fans of Douglas Adams, Simon R Green, or Piers Anthony.