- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Gollancz; New edition edition (10 Jan. 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0575073675
- ISBN-13: 978-0575073678
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.6 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,235,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Voice of our Shadow (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) Paperback – 10 Jan 2002
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About the Author
Jonathan Carroll was born in America but has lived most of his adult life in Vienna. His prizewinning novels have been translated into 17 languages.
Top Customer Reviews
Up to that point the story is fairly standard - though the characters are well drawn and the settings deftly described. Then the book twists and the supernatural begins to appear. Nothing gross or over the top - just a subtle infusion as our percetion is slowly skewed from the normal to the paranormal. As the novel continues, the supernatural plays a background role - more background than expected, but effective never the less, untilthe quite stunning climax.
A superbly crafted novel. Well written, characters well drawn and well crafted.
In Vienna, he learns to love the city, meets some friend and finds love - but unfortunately in a wrong place, with a wrong person. Soon Joe has another death on his conscience. A nightmare begins, as the fantastical elements of this story come to life. The story has elements of horror and supernatural.
Jonathan Carroll has written a beautiful and fast-moving book. It's not my favourite of his work, but even a weaker Carroll book is still a good one. Worth reading, but don't start with this is you're new to the world of Jonathan Carroll.
from different angles, he comes at you from angles that have not even been invented!
Previous books like THE WOODEN SEA and LAND OF LAUGHS are so utterly bizarre,
but so wonderfully brilliant, that you have to take a step back with this book, which having
been written way back in 1983, has a little more normality to it.
But having said that there is a strangeness to this story which I can't quite put my finger on,
as Joe Lennox, blaming himself for the death of his brother, whizzes off to Vienna and falls
in love with a married woman.
OK you're two-thirds of the way through this book and so far.....normality?
Then, suddenly, weird things begin to creep in to the scenery.......and you say to
yourself "Jonathan Carroll is BACK!"
Yes, I enjoyed this book, despite the horrid little ending.
But that's Jonathan Carroll for you!
The setting, Vienna, is evoked with a nicely economic style, while the (few) characters come to life naturally through their words and actions. The creeping unease builds gradually, and is never overdone - and the ending packs a considerable punch. Fabulous. You can read it in an evening - go on!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was prepared to write a review for this book which would be seriously glowing and champion it as superior to the other book of his which I read and reviewed, The Land of... Read morePublished on 14 Jan. 2014 by Lark
This is one of the best by Jonathan Carroll. I love the way he combines fantasy and horror elements into his intricate story lines. Undoubtedly my favourtie author XDPublished on 10 Oct. 2013 by cubuwu
Did not expect such a quick arrival - very pleased with that. As described. Very happy with this purchase. Would definately recommend it.Published on 7 Mar. 2013 by Dominika
This isn't a bad book. What lets it down is the supernatural elements, which don't work at all, and the ending which is appauling. Read morePublished on 5 April 2011 by Monkey Man
Joe Lennox makes a new life for himself as a writer in Vienna after his mother and brother die in his homeland of the United States. Read morePublished on 30 Jan. 2010 by unlikely_heroine
This book is very much made up of two halves, and a very disappointing ending. The first half (or more accurately first two-thirds) contains no fantastical elements whatsoever,... Read morePublished on 18 Jan. 2009 by C. Reynolds