He Who Shall Remain Shameless

He Who Shall Remain Shameless

by David Ewald

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Overview

What have you earned?

It's a question our hero and narrator David Michael Ewald (not the author of this book) struggles with as he travels the world trying to convince those who died long ago and those who died more recently (among them Harriet Quimby, Christine Chubbuck, Christopher Coe, King Aegeus, Andrew Kehoe, Linda Gary and Leo Ryan) that their salvation lies with the Internet. Will these ghosts of the semi-famous, the would-be famous and the almost-forgotten accept his help and become part of the social-networking new world, or will the Meritocrat, our hero and narrator's unruly, unwieldy, nebulous archnemesis triumph instead? Find out in He Who Shall Remain Shameless, a paranormal adventure novel by David Ewald, now in its definitive second edition.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012881267
Publisher: Macromere Press
Publication date: 06/16/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 315 KB

About the Author

David Ewald is the Nonfiction, Travel and Miscellany Editor for Eclectica Magazine. http://www.eclectica.org/info/about_editors.html

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He Who Shall Remain Shameless 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Mary_C_Moore More than 1 year ago
He Who Shall Remain Shameless is an adventure that is absurd, yet fascinating. Ewald's narrator is obsessed with finding the almost-famous and expanding their online presence. The twist? Most, if not all of these people are dead. Watch and learn as the narrator interviews the ghost of Harriet Quimby, the first female airplane pilot, and Linda Gary a voice-over actress for the cartoon She-Ra, and others, as he attempts to steer them towards what he believes is their salvation online. With the help of his trusty laptop and the talking/self-aware smartphone "Ishy", Ewald's narrator travels the world, drawn by the ghosts of the could-have-been-famous, as his nemesis, the strange and mysterious Meritocrat, attempts to stop him around ever corner. As bizarre as this world was, I found myself enjoying the collection of stories more and more as I read deeper and deeper. Once you understand what the heck is going on, it becomes absorbing. The best part is, all of the ghosts in Ewald's world are real characters that you can look up and read about. Who knows, maybe their online presence is thanks to the narrator and Ishy. My only complaint was, I found the conclusion to be very unsatisfying and confusing (and not in the good confusing way). I think the author took the easy way out, and thus the end doesn't quite resonant with the rest of the work. But that didn't really matter, as each vignette stood alone very well, so the conclusion wasn't all that important. I would recommend this to fans of absurdest literature as well as up-market fiction readers. It was quite fun!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How could this tale fail to fascinate? The protagonist is David Ewald - not the author, but a fictional character with the same name as the author - and he's on a mission to protect some of history's noteworthy, yet relatively obscure, from being erased from memory forever. Ewald is, in a very literal sense, accompanied by the Internet as a companion. This is fresh, unexpected writing, with a little bit of everything: an action-adventure tale, a paranormal mystery, occasional flashes of romance, and ultimately a message that makes the reader question the very meaning of existence. It's a dark, heavy novel that never feels too heavy. Lovers of cerebral metafiction will delight in it.