• Reading The Little Shadows is a breathtaking experience. Like a champion vaudevillian, Endicott pulls at a range of emotions and can take you from heart-stricken worry to laughter in a matter of paragraphs.  Vaudeville was not a world I knew anything about before reading this book, but Endicott makes me wish I could go back in time so I could sit in the theatre and watch one of these shows unfold. But then, perhaps I have – The Little Shadows is rather like vaudeville on the page, and just as the audiences would often return to see the same show more than once, reading it just makes you want to read more.
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    Reading The Little Shadows is a breathtaking experience. Like a champion vaudevillian, Endicott pulls at a range of emotions and can take you from heart-stricken worry to laughter in a matter of paragraphs.  Vaudeville was not a world I knew anything about before reading this book, but Endicott makes me wish I could go back in time so I could sit in the theatre and watch one of these shows unfold. But then, perhaps I have – The Little Shadows is rather like vaudeville on the page, and just as the audiences would often return to see the same show more than once, reading it just makes you want to read more.

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    Oct
    07
    2011
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Most people read in one of two ways: they either take their time and soak things up, or they breeze through quickly. On my blog Books Under Skin, I cover the first one by offering book recommendations every Thursday and longer posts on literary issues. Here, I cover the latter, offering up the little quirks of the book world one bite at a time.
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