Shade

by Neil Jordan | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0340834854 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingdark-dracowing of Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on 9/3/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by wingdark-dracowing from Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 03, 2006
This is the story of Nina, killed by a childhood friend and trapped as a ghost in the house where she grew up. As the police come and go, and her body rots in its unfound hiding place, she begins to relived her own live, becoming the mysterious figure that haunted her as a child. From her lonely childhood, to the meeting with George and Janie, the arrival of her step-brother, to the lofty heights of stardom and eventually back to her own death.

A brilliantly written novel, althiugh not a great deal actually happens. You end up drifting from one scene to another, seeing both through Nina's ghostly eyes and her real ones. George and Gregory's battlefield scenes are quite harrowing and contrast really well with the images from her life, although the quick changes between the two did annoy me a bit. Still, I really enjoyed this and may well track down some more books by this author.

Hope you like it too.

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RABCK'd to pennywhistler

Journal Entry 3 by STP-921375 on Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Thanks so much for this! I read a brilliant review of this last year and immediately put it on my wish list. I am looking forward to reading it. Thanks again.

Journal Entry 4 by STP-921375 on Thursday, August 09, 2007
I tried to read this three times and just couldn''t get into it. I am sending it on to Ladkyis who won it in a bookswap. I hope you enjoy it more than me!

Journal Entry 5 by Ladkyis from Newport, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, August 18, 2007
received today as part of the bookswap, not sure if I will like it but my husband probably will

Journal Entry 6 by teachie from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Friday, August 31, 2007
Thanks Ladkyis for putting this in the VBB, sounds an interesting kind of book.

Journal Entry 7 by teachie from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 10, 2007
I must admit to skimming through this book as I found the story very slow moving.
I will be releasing this book on Sat. at the Wendover meet.

Journal Entry 8 by teachie at Cafe in the Woods OBCZ in Wendover, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (10/13/2007 UTC) at Cafe in the Woods OBCZ in Wendover, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 9 by wingcandy-is-dandywing from Great Bardfield, Essex United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Acquired at Wendover Woods when meeting some other bookcrossers at the cafe on Saturday 13th.

Released 9 yrs ago (11/15/2010 UTC) at A non-bookcrosser, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Placed in the Sparkley bookbox. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 11 by wingyorkshire-lasswing at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Taken from the Sparkley Book Box, being added to my massive TBR mountain!

Journal Entry 12 by wingyorkshire-lasswing at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 03, 2012
I just couldn't get into this, I found it too slow, sorry.

Journal Entry 13 by wingyorkshire-lasswing at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Friday, October 05, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (10/6/2012 UTC) at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom

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This is being sent to Nell-Lu as part of the SFF VBB.
Hope you have more luck with it than I did.

Journal Entry 14 by Nell-Lu at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, October 08, 2012
This just arrived -- many thanks, yorkshire-lass.

Journal Entry 15 by Nell-Lu at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, December 01, 2012
I enjoyed this story of a life, childhood friendships, complicated sibling relationships and coping -- or not -- with the horrors of adult life in the first half of the twentieth century.

I have to confess, the first few chapters were a little dissonant as I read them expecting this to be a fantasy novel, not literary fiction! However, Shade came as a lovely surprise.

I'll find a way to BookCross this soon -- possible through a wild release at Hogmanay here in Edinburgh...

Released 6 yrs ago (2/23/2014 UTC) at -- Wild Released somewhere in Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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