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Doorways to the Deadeye based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This was certainly an epic tale. There's a multitude of historical characters in the book, and I really enjoyed them. John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, Paul Revere, Harriet Tubman, Wyatt Earp & Company, Pocahantas.... and the rules of The Deadeye allow them all to exist at the same time. The biggest problem was that I had a hard time feeling any connection to the main character, Luke. And, ultimately, this is a story about a journalist collecting info from a man telling stories about another man (Luke) learning to tell stories... and the events aren't necessarily chronological. As King Shaw - the journalist's interviewee - points out, you arrange the events of a story in a way that's meaningful not just according to a timeline. Nevertheless, I didn't care for the way the story was broken up. I will say, the final showdown is EPIC. It was by far my favorite part of the story. If the whole book had been written that way, it would have been a bigger hit with me. Content wise, there's a pretty significant amount of language, including quite a few f-words. The thing that bothered me the most was the description of a rape within the early chapters of the book. It was not graphically described, but for some reason the description that was given bothered me a lot. It just grated on my brain like sandpaper, and I couldn't forget about it. One of those things I wasn't expecting, and felt angry after reading it that I'm stuck with it. Overall, a pretty tall-tale kind of adventure story about the power of the spoken word and the capacity to provide life through legacy to those we care about.