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Y clear at this point that The Shadow that was so influential to the Super Hero genre as a whole was fictional in this universeAt Maddy s home Lamont meets her grandmother Jessica who reminds him of Margo She even has a photo of her What does this meanNext Maddy pulls out her vintage collection of The Shadow magazine Lamont then tells her that they are fictionalized versions of his real cases He had never even owned a black hat or a red scarf He then says they had to jazz up the image to push sales Maddy then plays the intro of the old time radio show to which Lamont also says is fakeOkay then if the magazines and the radio knew that he was Lamont Cranston and he had a girlfriend called Margo Lane and he was also The Shadow then why didn t anyone back in the 30s knew that he was The Shadow Also the radio show only had 14 episodes from 1937 not enough to form a good enough reputationAnd with that chapter I gave up I couldn t read any Why bring the character back only to scrap all the coolness and create a bland dystopian thriller in its place This is not The Shadow The fact that Conde Nast who own have owned The Shadow since the 50s make a big deal about reviving the character for new stores then strip back everything that made the character iconic before throwing whatever was left into a novelAnd if I put aside The Shadow and judge it as a stand alone novel Even then the novel just isn t that good It s set in 2087 but doesn t have anything that would seem cool or futuristic It s awkwardly written and Mandy just didn t seem that good of a character Lamont doesn t even talk like he s from the 1930s The twist is also extremely obvious Will The Shadow make a true comeback with his blazing45s and his eerie and creepy laughOnly The Shadow Knows When they started speeding up the re releases of the original versions of the Shadow magazine and no new Dynamite comic releases where coming it was uite certain that something was upThe news that James Patterson wanted the property to rejuvenate caused fear in the hearts of the Shadow fans he either does a very good job as most output of the Patterson factory is uite pulpy or it is crap There was still some serious anticipation and to state the matter uite clear I do not know what Paterson or the ghost writer Brian Sitts where thinking in delivering this book They must have been uite pleased but I sincerely wonder why they would be anything but disappointedThe story starts in the ear 1930 where Lamont Cranston Margo lane get poisoned and to escape death they enter a Cryogenic sleep in which they hope the poison will be leaving their bodiesEnter the awakening of Lamont in 2087 in a kind of apocalyptical world when the book turns into YA with an 18 Silent Seduction year old being the main character who inherits the Shadow and wakes him It turns out that some things the Shadow studied hard for the lass can do naturally So the book starts to feel like a kinda as a poor mans attempt at fan art with a Mary Sue kinda taleAnything exciting about the character of the Shadow or his backstory is thrown away in favour of of this YA story that makes theoung girl the heroine a bit of bummer if Wo Milch und Honig fließen you are a Shadow fan I am not sure how this book is going to relaunch the Shadow BrandIfou want to read about the Shadow find one of the re released magazines in which Walter Gibson does a far better job and actually does bring the mystery and excitement to the reading table Or if ou prefer movies watch the 1997 movie vehicle that got copied so much by Batman Begins that gives a far better feel to the Shadow CharacterA really poor attempt by a popular writer and his ghost writer to update a classic character and make it not about the Shadow but a oung descendent of 18 ears old Steer clear as a Shadow fan and also as YA fan as this book is a rape of of a classic character And besides that the book does lack any excitement or drama the one twist is a long time coming and no surprise There may be twists but I failed to see or recognise them in this really bad written book Steer clear not advise. Ower continues to be felt over the city and its people No one in this new world understands the dangers of stopping him better than Lamont Cranston He also knows he's the only one who stands a chance The Shadow must prove that he's not only a super crime fighter but an icon.
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SOr at least the real Shadow knows I m not sure this guy does thoughThe Shadow is probably my favorite fictional character of all time An agent of vengeance one who manically laughs from behind a large slouch hat or from behind a hypnosis fuelled invisibility cloak He could be hiding in every corner of every room as inevitable as a criminal s guilty conscience He took on gangsters dismantled the Chicago mob fought against crazed super villains and even destroyed a multi headed criminal organization all with either his agents or simply his companion Margo LaneThis guy though I couldn t imagine him doing such thingsFirst of all I believe that this is the first new stand alone novel of The Shadow since Destination Moon by Dennis Lynds from 1967 However the original Walter Gibson version appeared in two Doc Savage novels Doc Savage The Sinister Shadow from 2015 and Doc Savage Empire of Doom from 2016 respectivelyAfter that The Shadow hadn t appeared in any new non Comic Books other than the original magazine reprints that sadly ended last earUntil nowEnter James Patterson with Brian Sitts writing under his name To be honest I had some hope for this I was hoping that this would at least be a gripping crime thriller featuring the original superheroWe didn t get that Instead we got a generic Dystopian novel with some very basic Shadow elements shoved in somewhat awkwardly This is not a novel written by a fan or someone who is familiar with the property This seems like someone who listened to a few radio shows decades ago and decided to write a novel with what they vaguely rememberedEnough rambling Let s beginThe novel starts in 1937 Lamont Cranston is waiting in the 21 Club for Margo Lane his girlfriend and also his crime fighting partner He has a ring in his pocket and is ready to ask her to marry him When she arrives they order Lobster and drinksIt soon goes wrong as the drinks are poisoned with a lethal dose To try and save the both of them Lamont somehow manages to stumble around carry Margo out of the club despite slowly dying from the poison in their systems On the way out it s revealed that Shiwan Khan a villain from the original Magazines and the 1994 movie and not the radio interestingly poisoned the both of themStumbling out of the club Lamont also manages to drive the both of them to a warehouse despite the fact he could barely stay awakeThe novel then cuts to 2087 150 ears into the future Maddy Gomes is now our main character What s interesting is that we are now in a 1st person perspective for every scene she is in Every scene she isn t in is told in 3rd person perspective The world now is under a police state with the entire world ran by a single person named Gismonde Maddy skips class after convincing a police guard to let her pass and is informed that she has an inheritance by a man called Creighton Poole who reminds me of Claude Fellows a classic agent of The Shadow in the original magazines He directs her to a warehouseAt the warehouse Maddy finds a man in a test capsule cryogenically cooled not frozen which is stated as impossible for a human body to survive in Thawing him out and reviving him the man says his name is Lamont CranstonHere s where the problems begin only 11 chapters in First of all why has Maddy inherited Lamont It s hinted that she has some relation to him but as far as I can tell it s not revealed even past I read Was the poison slowed by the cryogenic cooling process Don t knowNext Lamont leaves and insists on going home not realizing that his home wouldn t be intact after a century and a half Still he insists so much that he steals or borrows as he states a car that Maddy drives An ambush outside the gates of his former home reveals something that reminds the reader that this in fact a story of The Shadow Lamont turns invisible to escape from armed policeA bit of a pet peeve kept coming up They keep writing it as the Shadow rather than The Shadow The Shadow is his name and title not a random descriptionAnyway next Lamont and Maddy escaped to her house It was ver. Ain futureA century and a half later Lamont awakens in a world both unknown and disturbingly familiar The first person he meets is Maddy Gomes a teenager with her own mysterious secrets including a than passing familiarity with the legend of the ShadowMost disturbing Khan's
James Patterson is a hack It s not uncommon for him to publish somewhere between 7 to 15 books a ear Patterson and his team of ghost writers have figured out a way to industrialize the writing process and create a cash cow by brilliantly marketing absolute garbage to readers It s as if Patterson s books are put together on an assembly line and what comes out on the other end when the book making process is complete is sometimes difficult to ascertain Patterson s latest book The Shadow re imagined just isn t the Shadow It s not even a shadow of The Shadow It s poorly written oung adult fiction loosely based on Walter B Gibson s 1930 s serialized dramas pulp novels comic strips etc If ou want to read the Shadow ou would be better off going back and reading the pulp reprints by Walter Gibson Maxwell Grant or Lester Dent which ou can still purchase on com I would start by reading The Living Shadow The Shadow 1 and see if ou like it As far as Patterson s attempt to cash in on this memorable pulp classic ou re best to steer clear of his lazy drivel that is clearly piggybacking off it s predecessor s success which already was pulp writing to begin with You would think that Patterson could improve on that but he s clueless in trying to capture the atmosphere and characters fro the original stories I guess whereas Roger Corman is the king of crap cinema James Patterson is the Baron of bad books The Shadow a vigilante mysterious figure from the 1930 s is still alive The date is 2087 and the world is ravaged by greed and social discrimination It is now ruled by a World President and his ruthless army The poor are helpless marginalized and exploited It is in this dystopian world that Lamont Cranston aka The Shadow comes back to life Aided by the perky teenager Maddy Gomes he takes on Gaimonde and his thugs to rid the world of another autocrat But before that he needs to find what happened to the love of his life Margo LanePlease read my detailed review from the link below Do Read Like Comment or Share TheShadow jamespatterson mystery suspense anovels fantasy books booklover bookreview bookaddict bookreviewer bookworm Terrible cover Interesting premise though The Shadow a mysterious crime fighter from the 1930 s is ambushed by his archenemy Shiwan Khan Awakening in a dystopian future 150 ears later he finds Khan is alive and well still plotting evil Khan s ultimate objective is somewhat underwhelming This is not the original Shadow from the pulps or the radio shows or the movies Patterson has changed uite a bit but at the same time he has kept a lot of the ualities and attributes the made the character so appealing and interesting I m not going into details because the book isn t out et I read an electronic uncorrected proof but jeez all I really really wanted to like this book because I ve been a huge fan of The Shadow since I was a kid and found recordings of the radio show and read the DC comics I hoped this book would herald a new golden age for the character My hopes were summarily dashedTo summarize without spoiling I ll say that the biggest problem is that this is NOT The Shadow Patterson and Sitts pitched nearly a century of amassed continuity out the window by having the pulp magazines and radio show exist in the same world as the actual character so the character can dismiss them as nonsense and thus the authors have a free hand to make The Shadow whatever they want And let me tell ou their conception is FAR inferior to Walter Gibson s creationFurther the book reads like a YA novel with most of the narrative driven by a teen protagonist The book doesn t appear to be marketed that way but it feels like it nonethelessFinally there are some substantial holes in logic and plot that never mind a truck an aircraft carrier could cruise through with ample room to spareI m sure Patterson devotees will enjoy this regardless but if The Shadow indeed returns to life in prose I really hope it s the real Shadow and not this imposter Who knows what evil lurks in the Hearts of MenThe Shadow Know. Even time cannot stop the Shadow Only two people know Lamont Cranston's secret identity as the Shadow a vigilante of justice his greatest love Margo Lane and his fiercest enemy Shiwan Khan Then Khan ambushes the couple who have the slimmest chance of survival in the uncert.
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Official UK SiteJIMMY Patterson BooksReadKiddoReadJames Patterson is the world’s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller He has created enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today with his Alex Cross Michael Bennett Women’s Murder Club Private NYPD Red Daniel X Maximum Ride and Middle School series He has sold over 380 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known among them The President Is Missing with President Bill Clinton Patterson also writes fiction for young readers of all ages including the Max Einstein series produced in partnership with the Albert Einstein Estate He is also the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children’s bestseller lists The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher Patterson grew up in Newburgh New York and began casually writing at the age of nineteen In 1969 he graduated from Manhattan College He was given a full ride scholarship to Vanderbilt University’s graduate program in English He left Vanderbilt before getting his PhD due to complications involving the Vietnam War Instead he moved to New York to become a junior copywriter for the advertising agency J Walter Thompson eventually becoming CEO of its North American company In 1976 while still working for J Walter Thompson Patterson published his first novel The Thomas Berryman Number with Little Brown and Company After being turned down by thirty one publishers it won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel Patterson’s 1993 novel Along Came a Spider his first book to feature Alex Cross was also his first New York Times bestseller in fiction In 2001 Morgan Freeman starred as Alex Cross in a film adaptation of Along Came a Spider and Tyler Perry also played the character in the 2012 film Alex Cross A film adaptation of Patterson’s middle grade novel Middle School The Worst Years of My Life was released in theaters in October 2016 James Patterson has donated than one million books to students focusing on some of the most under resourced schools and youth programs in the country To date he has donated 725 million to school and classroom libraries throughout the United States and 21 million to independent bookstores and employees Patterson has recently donated over 35 million to his and his wife’s alma maters—the University of Wisconsin Vanderbilt University and Manhattan College—and he has established over four hundred Teacher and Writer Education Scholarships at twenty one colleges and universities throughout the country Patterson has also donated than one million books to US soldiers at home and overseas In May 2015 Patterson launched a children’s book imprint at Little Brown—JIMMY Patterson—that is unwaveringly focused on one goal turning kids into lifelong readers This imprint also provides resources strategies and programs to serve teachers parents librarians and booksellers Patterson invests proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro reading initiatives Patterson also founded ReadKiddoReadcom a website designed to help parents teachers and librarians ignite a new generation’s excitement for reading Awarded the National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize and the American Library Association’s Great Websites for Kids the site features thoughtful book reviews from a variety of genres and age ranges a large and lively Facebook community and contributions from other authors Patterson’s awards for adult and children’s literature include the Edgar Award the International