This Shadow Follows Me Composed from true life events and personal manuscripts This Shadow Follows Me is a riveting fiction novel of Alec Andrews and the friends and family that faltered around him The story begins with t

  • Title: This Shadow Follows Me
  • Author: Joseph McGinnis
  • ISBN: 9780615493022
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Paperback
  • Composed from true life events and personal manuscripts, This Shadow Follows Me, is a riveting fiction novel of Alec Andrews and the friends and family that faltered around him.The story begins with the death bed of Andrew s ex boyfriend Troy Alec tries to tell his life story in hopes that he can make up for all that he could not tell Troy when he was alive Alec s life sComposed from true life events and personal manuscripts, This Shadow Follows Me, is a riveting fiction novel of Alec Andrews and the friends and family that faltered around him.The story begins with the death bed of Andrew s ex boyfriend Troy Alec tries to tell his life story in hopes that he can make up for all that he could not tell Troy when he was alive Alec s life story lurks with the self destruction of a family that drove him to crucify himself, in hopes they would be correct with their religious beliefs From a homophobic family to a homophobic upbringing, Alec fights to find himself free from the illusions that capture him.Alec is ultimately haunted by a dream where he took his own life In the dream he killed himself, only to be told he would have to live his life over again without making the same mistakes, but not able to remember the previous mistakes to stop them from coming true Will Alec and the ones around him find their way to claw out of the pain of the lives they create Find out in this fictional and painfully honest memory of This Shadow Follows Me.

    • ☆ This Shadow Follows Me || ↠ PDF Read by ☆ Joseph McGinnis
      496 Joseph McGinnis
    • thumbnail Title: ☆ This Shadow Follows Me || ↠ PDF Read by ☆ Joseph McGinnis
      Posted by:Joseph McGinnis
      Published :2018-04-12T14:52:15+00:00

    One thought on “This Shadow Follows Me”

    1. "Composed from true life events and personal manuscripts, This Shadow Follows Me, is a riveting fiction novel of Alec Andrews and the friends and family that faltered around him.The story begins with the death bed of Andrew's ex-boyfriend Troy who was dying of AIDS complications. Alec tries to tell his life story in hopes that he can make up for all that he could not tell Troy when he was alive. Alec's life story lurks with the self destruction of a family that drove him to crucify himself, in h [...]

    2. I can't wait to read this. From a paragraph in the description"Alec is ultimately haunted by a dream where he took his own life. In the dream he killed himself, only to be told he would have to live his life over again without making the same mistakes, but not able to remember the previous mistakes to stop them from coming true.". me chills up and down my spine.

    3. Feeling incredibly guilty that it took me so long to read this, but it was worth the wait. Well written and intense.I won a copy of this through first-reads giveaways.

    4. I received this wonderfully written book through . Well written, an emotional ride through the life of a young man searching for love, respect, true friends, but mostly someone to trust. This story is a sad reminder that there are way too many young people being disrespected and cast out by ignorant family members stuck living in the dark ages.

    5. Great novel. Very heart felt, had me in tears though and also made me laugh. I love the ending, but I can't spoil it for everyone. Joseph McGinnis has a great writing style that flows very well together. One of those novels that will stay with you. I hope they make this into a movie.

    6. Great novel. Made me really think about my own prejudices. I am a very liberal person, but this novel made me realize I have a lot of growing up to do. Very well written and very power.

    7. This novel was something I had to read slow and could not speed read. It was very powerful with a lot of twists and turns. I did not expect this novel to take the directions it did. I am amazed by this story. Even though Joseph McGinnis says it is fiction, I have a hard time believing this is not a true story. You can't make this stuff up. I think the cover does not speak to the novel as well as I expected. It appears as a major dark novel, but in a lot of ways it is very positive. I look forwar [...]

    8. I kind of feel like an asshole for saying this, but this wasn't a very good book. The message is good, and one I 100% agree with. But the writing is atrocious. It felt so unnatural, it didn't flow at all. Contractions were sparsely used in the dialogue, which is extremely inaccurate to the way people talk these days. Skin color was capitalized, such as "I think they were more surprised by a naked White man running down the hall" or "he was a buff Black guy" which was just odd. There were far too [...]

    9. I liked this book but had some issues with the way it was written. I thought Alec was telling Troy about his life but at times we was refering to Troy as if he were speaking to him and others like he was telling someone else about him. And I really had a problem with not learning from other people's mistakes. I mean there were so many ways for Alec to avoid getting HIV and he was still an extremely careless person. I ended up skimming through a big part of this book because it was confusing and [...]

    10. From the first page you are welcomed into Alecs life with open arms. The story gives a good insight into Alecs life & the struggle facing many young men in this situation.The book starts out as a sad heatbreaking story, it transforms into a book full of strength and courage. Full of twists and turns, and plenty of setbacks, with a beautiful ending. It's a fantastic read.(I got this through a competition)

    11. "This Shadow Follows Me" captured me from the beginning to the end. I have been living with HIV for 14 years. This book I will recommend to people who are living with HIV, and for people who love those living with HIV. If I could ever explain in words what my life is like, this book is the explanation. Joseph McGinnis is a strong, compassionate man who has the courage to put his heart and soul on paper.This book is a must-read!

    12. This book, omg this book made me really think about life and what could happen for those that do not have the stegnth to survive through the difficult time of life. I think this will never make me fill the same. I can not believe how this book has effected me. I have to tell everyone that may read this be prepared for a great journey. It is substantial.

    13. For some reason I struggled with the beginning (probably because the subject is to close to my heart) but I'm so glad I stuck it out and continued reading. Some parts had me in tears and others laughing. The book took a twist I didn't see coming. Such a great ending. I'm so glad I won this book. It's a keeper for sure :) It makes you realize what's important to you.

    14. The emotions that went through this novel were easy to pick up as I read it. I felt a little cheated at the end as the happiness was glossed over and it was so obvious that the main character need some happiness. I guess it was a statement that someone could give him the life that he couldn't give Troy.

    15. As with any book, there is content and execution, and I am going to qualify my review on this one and focus on content. One's reaction to the book's content will depend on one's taste for drama, angst,and an honesty that is rightly described as painful. It is this content that I alternately connected with and sometimes felt overwhelmed by as I read the book. The main character, Alec, seems to have been cursed with everything from bickering parents who don't accept his sexuality to boyfriends who [...]

    16. This book is composed from true life events and personal manuscripts. It is a fiction novel of Alec Andrews and the friends and family that faltered around him.This story begins with Alec at his ex boyfriend Troy's death bed. Troy was dying from AIDS.Alec tries to tell his story in hopes he can make up for all he could not tell troy while he was alive.Alec's life story lurks with the self destruction of a religious family who drove him to crucify himself, in hopes that they were correct with the [...]

    17. This is a novel that starts out dark because it does not shy away from the grimmer part of reality that GLBT people like all people use sex drugs alcohol as anescape from life's unfairness and hatreds. the premise is based on a dream the protagonist had as a seven year old; that if he killed himself he would relive the life all over again without any memories of his previous life to right the wrongs so hhe wouldn't kill himself. The last few chapters are more hopeful because he get to he point w [...]

    18. When I read the description of the book I was intrigued. When I won a copy in a giveaway I was thrilled! I started reading as soon as it arrived at my doorstep. Here's what I enjoyed about the book: the concepts and insight. Here's what I didn't like: the writing. For me writing is probably the biggest draw or turn off in a book which is why I had to rate this so low for my own review. I felt like the book would have benefited so much from further editing and revision. The ideas were great but [...]

    19. This book was very overwhelming. I think the art of passion is difficult to write. The story explains something about the world we are all scared to actually respect. The author hit it on the nail. I did want more from the characters. I want to see what happened to them. I have to say then ending was well thought and made sense. One of the best books I have read in a long time. It was raw and needed for people to read. I didn't know half of this stuff, but I'm a simple person. Glad I read this b [...]

    20. This was an amazing book. I got it off of and while unpacking in my dorm I came across it again. It interested me so I read it. I finished it during my trip in Israel. For me it seemed very personal because I am/was going through some of the same stuff that is in the book. I went through the book and highlighted parts which I felt that I connected to me. The problems the main character goes through with his sexuality, his health, his love life, and his mental health was described in a way that [...]

    21. I won this book in the Giveaways. This is a very emotional thought provoking story that had me hooked from the beginning. It is well written and have such detailed expressions of the characters upbringing. It is such a shame that this is how a segment of our own population are treated even in today's age and such tragic consequences often result. A "sad" but good read that i highly recommend.

    22. This novel was a quick read. I loved the story line and the monologue style writing. It is amazing to see novels on these social issues be talked about. This Shadow Follows Me, was a great journey in the life of someone that is strong. I found the in depth jump into a mind very refreshing. This is not just another written novel. You can tell the author spent time working through these characters.

    23. The Shadow Follows MeA journey not for the tender hearted. Shaping words from life experience that force the reader to relate to similar experience in their own journey.When the author speaks his truth. becomes our truthwe feel his painhis need for love

    24. "This Shadow Follows Me" is a very well written and way better than I expected. Great job! I won this great book on GoodReads and like I do with most my wins I will be paying it forward by giving my win either to a friend or library to enjoy.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *