Living Shadows: Stories: New & Preowned

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  • One of the darkest, edgiest, boldest writers around, John Shirley lays down an adrenalized yet artful prose that fairly skids across the page, dragging the reader along into shadowed corners of terror and desire. Yet while it's thrilling, there's psychological depth, too, as Shirley bores into the brains of his characters, revealing the motivations of those who walk on the wild side. Many writers extrapolate from peripheral observation and research, but John Shirley's stories come from personal experience with extreme people and extreme mental states, and his struggle with the seductions of addiction. On the streets, in the midst of darkest suburbia, or just beyond consensus reality - Shirley brings the shadows to vivid life.

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Barely street-legal, Shirley's Bosch-like visions mark him out as perhaps the closest thing contemporary American fantasy has to a genuine "outsider artist." -- William Gibson

John Shirley achieves things that other writers wouldn't dare attempt. Brilliant. The true quill. -- Bruce Sterling

Shirley writes at the neon-lit frontier of sensory experience.-- Publisher's Weekly

Snapping, snarling, vigorously wrought drama -- Shirley writes splendid stuff. -- Kirkus Reviews

Vivid, dense, powerful imagery... hard to put down! -- The Washington Post

With his electric intensity, elegant prose, and eye for details both sleazy and tender, Shirley is one of the most original voices in fiction today. -- Poppy Z. Brite

John Shirley never fails to produce work that is both relentlessly readable and truthful. His vivid, clear writing tells real stories. -- Pat Cadigan

A postmodern Edgar Allan Poe. -- Larry McCaffrey

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John Shirley has written more than thirty novels, a work of nonfiction, and many, many short stories. A previous collection of his short work, the award-winning Black Butterflies, was named one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year. Shirley's also fronted punk bands and written lyrics for his own music, as well as for Blue Oyster Cult and other bands. A principal screenwriter for The Crow, Shirley has written extensively for television and film. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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