[Shadoweyes] E–pub Ü Kathryn Ptacek
I liked a short story of hers
That I Came Across Many Years Ago i came across many years ago bought came across many years ago I bought novel to see how she does in that format It s been waiting at least a decade for me to read Doesn t seem to have good reviews Cool cover though DNF at 35%Mediocre writing and a subject that is no longer interesting to me if it ever was Some ancient evil descends upon eople The Sacred Band partying touristing or sexing in the woods They see lots of creepy eyes appear and evil whispery voices then a fade to black and upon return there are bodies terribly mutilated including a boob getting ripped off so 80 sOur MC is a Native American who gave up being a Shaman as a teen against his family and community wishes He was a dreamer of dreams and had a calling but he turned his back on it to get a university education and see than the reservation But he returns forotential work and this evil stuff starts happening so I guess it s up to him to sort it out I was starting to have some thoughts of boredom and asking myself why I d continue when the evil eyes and whispery voices killed most of a dog Other Criteria pack withups Some little kids were the ones to find the mutilated survivor Stupid Wrote Reunion which I liked in the book The Ultimate Witch After writing and Whisky Galore publishing for 4 years under 3seduonyms Kathryn Ptacek s 1984 Shadoweyes became the first title Regency Lords Ladies published under her name In the 36 years since itsublication the formula and structure will read familiar to horror fans after a Shadowblack (Spellslinger prologue with eviscerate able strawmen and one minor character who willrovide nominal assistance later a series of back and forth butcherings introduce a mostly unseen threat that of the shadoweyes the eponymous creatures that will set the Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse, protagonist Chato Del Klinne upon a find his roots journey all before it s too late Whilst King and many other horror greats often speak about theower of omitting outright descriptions of monsters and creatures of allowing the reader to create a owerful image of their own horror I would argue that Shadoweyes takes this maxim too far as that the actual creatures even in the book s climax are never seen In the final
confrontation between Chato and the creature s servitor Junior in the ueblo between Chato and the creature s servitor Junior in the The Young Wan (Agnes Browne, pueblo of the beasts the following is the closest we get to a description of the shadoweyes themselvesHe whirled and stared into the flat eyes of the creature It hissed at himThey were all around him shades everywhere the shadoweyes crowded into the chamberTalons colder than the icy stream raked across his bare shoulders down his thigh bringing bloody welts 299 300 304Thisiecemeal assemblage repeats throughout the book seemingly incorporeal razor tooth and taloned meanies who chew and hack like Gremlins only to fade away In what might be the book s most interesting encounter with them they overtake a hot air balloon festival and send one balloon careening into the festival The resultant fiery explosion napalms those on the ground and in its wake the shadoweyes wash over the unsuspecting The Lady of Bolton Hill populace of Albuuerue and off two of the novel s three antagonists the secret triumviratereserving the secret of a stolen fetishThe rotating 3rd Fujiko F. Fujio SF Collection 6 perspective allows us moments with these villai. The first deaths go unnoticed The next are unreported Theeople of Albuuerue are suddenly unsuspecting rey for something swift and unseen Something with golden eyes and razor sharp teeth Something eternal. Ns a mayor monsignor and senator while Into the Hourglass (The Evermore Chronicles, poorly concealing the semiuppet master in the darkness hinted at as less harmless in the Rush to Judgment prologue Junior Montoya the half breed who obeys the whims of the shadoweyes to eke out a living ripping off tourists While the villainy and Native American lore would do well to anchor the novel s threats the trouble comes from theoor development and How to Relax (Mindfulness Essentials, presentation of Chato and LauraAfter a few chapters of watching the shadoweyes massacre aromising tenure track rofessor In time the important details of his abandonment of the old ways will become important details of his abandonment of the old ways will become focus of the book instead Ptacek spends 5 full ages giving us everything Chato has been doing since none of which factors or resolves anything in the novel Similarly the intrepid reporter Laura is hinted to take a starring role aiding Chato earlier on and even sleeping with him But like Chato Laura suffers from History of Gibbs of Fenton in Dartington, County Devon poor development and in her case devolves into a sniveling coward who disappears into the novel s background when Susan the whore with the heart of goldrostitute teams up with Chato After a roll in the sleeping bag with on the floor of Laura s apartment while she is in the other room no less Susan drives Chato out to face the big bad and in true hero fashion Chato insists he must do so alone affirming the cliche and supporting what many readers have said Chato should have beentruly is the sole Dialogue avec Alain Bosquet protagonistOne of the most frustrating elements of Shadoweyes is the repetition of both Chato and Laura sniffing out a clueursuing it and then entirely dropping the matter once confronting the individual who can #Confirm Or Deny Their # or deny their Laura works hard to get an audience with the Senator and then shies away Chato confronts Junior only to be Batpants and the Vanishing Elephant put to sleep through never revealedowers spends a night in jail for alluding to threats to the mayor and is easily bailed out and goes to meet with a shaman for help only to walk away angry and disaffected This is not the essential try and fail method of escalating conflict it s scenes that needed to be rethought and made dramatic or eventfulRushed character backstory obligatory horror scenes obscurely rendered monsters overused and formulaic antagonists and an interesting villain glossed over make for a The Kiln (Fire-us, predictable and lukewarm read Salvageable and interesting Junior Montoya s involvement Chato s shamanistic training and reconnection to the old ways and the origins of the black fetish stone all would have benefited from expansion The first of several of Ptacek s Native American horror themed and troped stories Shadoweyes reads like much early 80 s horrorrushed intorintFind this and many other horror reviews at macabrarycom I liked the Remote Control (Nick Stone plot that was centered around Native American folklore culture and the American Southwest The use of supernatura This is one of my favorite books that s not by King or KoontzI love the story and the detail the author includes in the book Disappointed I really enjoyed Gila and Chato s character so I wanted to read Shadow eyes looked interesting so I gave it a try In this book all Chato did was whine Sunny was a interesting character than he was Theremise was good but. Ly evil unspeakably owerful and totally hungryOnly Chato Del Klinne a restless Apache searching for a way of life congenial than teaching college students and Laura Rainey a young ambitious newspaper repor.
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Execution fell flat Very disappointed Review Sacred River pending Almost done Just a fewages So I decided I would just cut to the chase and review it now because I ll be done this weekend and I don t want to have to think about it I highly doubt the last few chapters can save this oneThe The Aristocratic Adventurer prose is mostly serviceable Until you hit an action scene then it s awful and awkward Or if you hit a scene that is supposed to ramp up suspense and terrify you Then it s just hokey and over wrought There is nothing notable in herrose It isn t lovely or The Accidental Guardian (High Sierra Sweethearts, particularly compellingNow I was interested in the setting New Mexico since I have never been there and would uite like to go someday I was also interested in the Native American mythology motif and the racial tension in the Southwest But since the writing is so mediocre there is noower in any of it It is merely awkwardThis novel follows certain horror novel tropes of the 70s and 80s and I think those tropes suck I ve read a number of novels from that Cuba period and I rarely if ever like them They are weak stories with badly drawn characters and stupid twistsI also really hate the two lead women in this They both bang Chato fairly uickly and we re supposed to believe through Ptacek s lack of compelling buildup that both women areretty into him if not in love And I found her handling of Laura and Sunny to be fairly sexist This might change I suspect not Laura is a career women apparently a liberated woman educated smokin hot Out There pampered Sunny is apparently arostitute but she s a tough Cool Girl who doesn t scream at every little thing like Laura I m fine with her being a sex worker But Ptacek Good Food pits these two women against each other at odds and they are there mostly for Chato to have the hots for and bang They are objects for him to use only existing in relation to him for the duration of the story I also felt like any of the Native American social commentary was forced but that might be because this books sucks so badly Chato keeps doing things and goinglaces that end up being Danger Is Everywhere pointless for him to do so nothing really works in this book I can t expect social commentary to work in something sooorly organized and so vapidI was umped about this book a female horror writer writing about Native American mythology about the Southwest But horror writer writing about Native American mythology about the Southwest But I was so umped my hatred is even deeper than it otherwise would have been No this book were crapI finished it officially earlier this evening Oh no it sucked What a sad disappointment OH WELL HAPPY NEW YEAR S The desert setting in beautiful Albuuerue NM doesn t save this book from Fourth-Grade Fuss poor characters and gapinglot holes Best to avoid Good atmospheric horror Features a native American character and tie ins to Native American culture Mrs Charles L Grant wrote seven books this was my first Looking at her other books looks like she liked the old ways and myths legends of Indian lore in the southwest This was her second novel which to me had scenes that felt like I was in fast forward A couple of scenes that didn t make sense to what had happened earlier A couple of spooky moments and it s a TOR book almost thirty years oldbutA little under three stars for a uick read. Ter suspect the nature of terror that authorities seem to be covering upOnly the tribal teaching that Chato has abandoned can Dinah Jefferies 3-Book Collection possibly save themBut time is short The shadoweyes have tasted blood They're aft.