on Jan. 4, 2012 :
This is a story of two lost souls, the world seemingly against them and together, they find that life really can be beautiful. And what a story this is! The author puts the reader right in the thick of things, making you feel like you're right there, living it with the characters. I simply couldn't stop reading this once I began. I had to know what was going to happen to Johnathan and Peter and how they were going to get out of the problems that they had thrust upon them. And, once you read this great book, you'll want to read it again and again. I enjoyed this book so very much and highly reccommend it to anyone who has faith in life.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Gerald M. Weinberg
on Dec. 21, 2011 :
Some books you can't put down until you reach the end. Those are rare enough, but even more rare are the books you can never put down. Their stories stay with you for the rest of your life. You might say they live a sort of "shadow life" inside your head, becoming active when triggered alive by some scene or event. Shadow Life is such a book.
Shadow Life started me thinking deeply about a number of serious issues in our modern society, such as,
- The truly important things in a person's life are the same whether the person is gay, straight, bisexual, or asexual.
- How a simple label, once given, can change a life forever, and never be entirely erased.
- How weak a lonely individual is, and how strong he becomes when he teams up with another lonely individual.
Shadow Life's writing is movingly clear, its protagonists truly alive, and its lessons unforgettable.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)