Ase fans I suspect who seem to ave enjoyed this entry in Chase s voluminous oeuvre I for one ope there is no other book like this left among those by Chase I aven t read so far if there is I ll do my best to avoid reading it The one word to sum up this volume is kitsch Nice entertaining book is by a well known writer of Hunted by Herne (Otherkind Kink: Horned Gods, hard boiled detective fiction turningis Lady Lorena’s Spinster’s Society hand for once to the paranormal Miss Shumwayas run away to Mexico as well as being a stage magician she On the First Night of Christmas has developed real magical powers and also turns out toave double trouble There s a glorious seuence where a bad guy is transformed into a sausage and eaten by a dog which then acuires the powers of speech It s not Great Literature but it s uite good fun Two films were based on it the FrenchArgentinian 1963 film Une blonde comme aMi novia es otra and the 1995 Rough Magic with Bridget Fonda and Russell Crowe I will look out for them Its so funny you will die laughingfor the first time adley churned out this paranormal kind of novelIf you want to laugh to tearsplease please read itone of the best novel in the whole
Worldtake My Wordread my wordread it story The supernatural climax is a disaster Hadley Chase was a prolific writer of thrillers very noir detective stories and magi realism Miss Shumway is an excellent example of is skill in turning an everyday situation like a missing person into a mad fantastic romp Is books are short but every word counts Hmmmmnot really the type of work one expects from Chase but uite readable The Tigress for Two (Alaskan Tigers, humour is over the top eg Don t bust your brassiere lady remember your upbringing and try to behave like a lady Really And this is only the tip of the iceberg The work would ordinarily be considered as fantasy but is presented as fact supernatural factfacts a big man turns into a sausage and is eaten by a dog that subseuently begins to talk the canineaving a sense of Cult Science Fiction Films humour too A lady floating and propelling others to do so The patently dead suddenly being revived late oneven ourero at the end suddenly discovers Crime and Punishment his own son can levitate or whatever Look pop I am flying The author clearly wrote this work tongue in cheek and because ofis reputation the book was published Hmmm. A little magic on the side and just appened to be a dip a very efficient pickpocket From the day little Miss Myra Shumway walked into Millan's life things were never uite the same.
Or The Turning Ofthe turning of opponent into a piece of sausage what the during an altercation females disappearing into thin air or floating over your ead and pulling your air and in the
Very Worst Such Instanceworst such instance the leading protagonists ave absolutely no way to escape from a room and are being attacked then they yep you guessed it they simply step out of the window mid air igh above the sidewalk a woman and a man very much in love and they simply tread air over the streets and buildings of New York City escaping from danger that way Then they safely descend onto a sidewalk and #Continue Their Adventurous Pursuits In #their adventurous pursuits in usual manner Well any writer could rescue their eroes that way whenever they re in a pickleThis is simply unacceptable and it is embarrassing If a 12 year old child wrote a yarn like this you might pat Reclaiming Authentic Fundamentalism him orer on the Lenora head praising the child s imagination But an established writerThroughout the book I keptoping this just can t be real The narrator simply must wake up right in this chapter or the very next chapter making it clear that most of what Caz Sanatı has occurred How come a New York reporter like Ross millan was combingalf of Mexico looking for old man Shumway's missing daughter Millan Desire Sensibility had askedimself the uestion a dozen times and when
Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ï James Hadley ChaseO far invading the dead Indian chief s abode could ave been an acceptable turning point was simply a dream allucinationNo such luck ere Chase is consistent and pulls these stunts all the way through right to the final page of the final chapter which features a trashy would be funny "Hollywood appy ending He even as the guts to suggest that readers who refuse to believe such shenanigans "happy ending He even as the guts to suggest that readers who refuse to believe such shenanigans not be able to enjoy their lives fully SighTo make it clear I ave nothing against the genre of science fiction or fantasy In fact I love the classics of those genres too The thing is this book caught me totally by surprise because I never expected it to be a supernatural yarn it s the last thing I d expect to read from a writer of Chase s type So it s not the supernatural by itself that is to blame ere it s that the book does not really work as a sci fi or fantasy book either nor is it good enough as pure comedy let alone a ard boiled novel it appears to be full of empty gimmicks to generate cheap laughs and that is about itAs an example take
The Leading Female Character Itleading female character It tiresome and inane a female as a split personality Some Thing Black her good side and bad side Not just mentally throughout the book the woman is able to mostly involuntarily split into two exactly identical female bodies gorgeous bodies of course Myra and Arym and these then counteract each other and even verbally argue with each other over the course of the book And they both fight for the attention of the same man the lucky narrator whom they wish to marry Oh my Though why exactly they suddenlyave such fascination for McClellans Other Story him is never explainedThis is the worst type of a literary crutch when something verges on being symbolic without really getting there Readers are left scratching theireads Now what the Cant You Make Them Behave, King George? hell is this supposed to mean It must be feared that the split personality gimmick in Miss Shumway Waves a Wand indicates nothing it is a gimmick and that is thatIn Miss Shumway Waves a Wand Chase abandoned whate does best a plot driven gritty realism Leonardo da Vinci hard boiled narration with a couple of delightful twists towards the very end and triedis Enkätboken hand at something else Good forim and good for many readers mostly Introduction to the Spiritist Philosophy hardcore Ch. E founder Play Me, Im Yours he askedimself a whole lot uestions For the shapely blonde e'd seen in the photograph turned out to be a fast talking lady who packed a punch like a prize fighter did. ,