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Another thrilling exploit of the Man in Purple [at least on this cover]!
Add a feather and the Shadow is a 70's pimp in purple with a wide brim hat lol.
His chin reminds me of someone with no teeth. If that were his real face, it is none too frightening. Nice cover though.
I liked The Shadow’s Shadow. The book starts with a great summation of The Shadow mythos, as it had been established by Gibson up until that time, particularly from Harry Vincent's point of view. I particularly liked the description of the Sanctum as the place from which The Shadow prepared "the thrusts and sorties that formed the relentless campaign against the foes of right." You gotta love it.
In this book, we see The Shadow in his Henry Arnaud disguise. It notes that Anaud is three inches shorter than he is in his Lamont Cranston disguise. Since The Shadow is consistently described as "tall", I always figured that his Lamont Cranston height was his true height. So..how does one disguise themselves as three inches "shorter"?
This is turning into a really good story.
The summation is very good. Also Chapter one ends with a good twist, it would make a great "teaser" for the beginning of a TV show. As the story begins, Harry Vincent returns to his room at the Metrolite Hotel to find a dead body in his room, and the dead man is holding an envelope addressed to The Shadow!
I am about halfway through and this is turning into an EXCELLENT Shadow story, I highly recommend it.
Yes, it is a jolly good read. I especially like the last bit, the climax,(which I cannot mention without a spoiler).
This is a great story and with a little work, could be adapted into a movie.
However, for a movie, the motive of the villains would have to be much bigger... earth shaking.... not mere jewel robbery. That is the problem with adapting most Shadow Novels into a movie.
However the nature of this story makes it easy to alter certain elements without affecting others very much. The parts of the story are very compartmentalized... whole characters could be eliminated or merged with ease.