Cast of Shadows – Kevin Guilfoile

I would like to introduce one of the most impressive books I have read lately. Cast of Shadows is a novel with a shocking story and unlike the cloning stories we are used to. 

So what is the book about? A father who is a genetics doctor, Doctor Davis Moore, provides clone babies to families who can’t have children or who don’t want to pass it on to their children because they carry a hereditarily bad disease in their genes. As with the IVF method, it allows the mother to become pregnant. Donors, who are dead at that moment, donate the cells for the baby to form. It’s like looking at the possibilities of a future time. While cloning studies are mostly prohibited in the world, it is free in the book. However, some of the society does not like this event at all. It meets with religious beliefs or for other reasons. There is a group that is against it, which is quite radical. They kill and injure doctors who make cloning, threatening their families and discourage them.

In the atmosphere of this novel, there is the daughter of the most beautiful and beloved doctor.

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The pages that I will tell shortly will give various information from the novel. If you are constantly following the site, you know that I do not explain a book completely and that I usually give preliminary information to those who will read it and send it for now, after reading the book from this point, I ask them to continue reading the section below and share their opinions. So those who will read can close the page. 🙂Which author sends his reader? Know how much I love you and respect your taste in reading.🙂

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And the girl is brutally murdered. The doctor and his family are in shock with the death of their young daughter. The police continue their investigations for years. But they cannot find the murderer. Someone in the town is suspected, but who? Or maybe the passerby is a psychopathic vagrant, but who? To tell the truth, the police have no definitive information. Yes, this happens right at the beginning of the book. I didn’t know much about the new book.

After reading so many chapters, I stopped to myself and said, “Unfortunately, the subject is very banal. Now this doctor goes, clones his dead daughter. The girl comes out wildly different. It gets worse than Stephen King’s Pet Cemetery . It’s a shame for the book,” I said. Yes, believe me, I said that and I regret it. I was wrong, friends. The course of events was not like that at all.

Attention! Get ready for a series of sentences that seriously give information about the book!
Then I continued reading and was simply shocked. No, that’s not your grieving doctor father’s plan. He has devised a formidable plan that will seem cruel. Hang tight: He decides to make a copy of the DNA remains from his daughter’s murderer, who has never been caught. He will give this clone to a family that doesn’t know anything. While they think it is another donor’s genes, the child will grow up step by step and will stare in silence until the day the doctor recognizes the face of his daughter’s murderer.

Yes, are you impressed? I will say frankly that I was very impressed and shuddered. I don’t like a style that doesn’t like anything, like some of our intellectual brothers, and looks down on it. The sense of wonder you feel as a result of either the strikingness of the subject, the richness of the language of expression or the popularity of the book with advertisements. Even the New York Times critic tried to categorize the author by referring to the book “Frankenstein’s Monster”, which is unfair. As we read the doctor’s inner strife, we understand that he is not a crazy doctor, but just a father who is heartbroken with pain. Arguments are utterly cruel and as honest as an enemy would say. You know, only true friends and enemies tell the truth.

What made me love this book is that the author didn’t cheat, was clever, and was brave enough to enter a new chain of events at any moment. Another writer would have used phrases that would lead us to believe, halfway through the book, that the father was copying the daughter. And this part that I’m telling you is just the beginning again. In the development of events and in the process, the worldviews of the characters are given quite strongly. Moreover, the subject is always a surprise, you can’t solve it, and the next solution makes you think twice.

The only thing I didn’t like was the lack of details.

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Also, the science in the book is just right. I can say that the different perspectives of computer technologies and the Internet, especially virtual worlds, are excellent. The book was published in America in 2005, but you would believe it if they said, “He wrote the subject yesterday”. Especially the site called “ Second Life ” came to my mind frequently while reading the book.  I admired the author’s description of this system. Even though I’ve been a computer expert for all these years, I never imagined that such details could be constructed in the way of usage. Cast of Shadow , which is the original name of the book, comes from this virtual world called “Shadow World” in the movie.

The book is not for children, you already understand. It includes violence and sexuality, I have to mention this in order to explain the crime and its horror. But not stinging or overdosing. Because of the necessity of the subject and the course of events. More so when discussing life problems or frightening events with a confidant.

Let’s take a look at the author. Kevin Guilfoile

kevin guilfoileKevin Guilfoile (July 16, 1968) is an American writer. Born in Teaneck, New Jersey, Guilfoile grew up in Cooperstown, New York.

His father was an administrator in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Guilfoile graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1990 and worked briefly in media relations for the Houston Astros baseball club.

He was the co-founder of Chicago design firm Coudal Partners and was its creative director for 11 years. Guilfoile’s first novel, Cast of Shadows, was published in 2005 by Alfred A. Knopf.

It was named Best Books of 2005 by the Chicago Tribune and the Kansas City Star and has been translated into more than 15 languages.

“A brilliantly constructed masterpiece… A rare novel that has the courage to tell the difference between right and wrong, destiny and our choices.”
-Living room-

“One of the best books of the year.”

-CrimeSpree Magazine-

“A hit-and-miss book, Guilfoile puts the reader in the wrong direction with its twisted narration and unique plot.”

-New York TImes-

 

 

Source:

Official Site:
http://castofshadows.net/

Yazar Kevin Guilfoile
http://www.guilfoile.net
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Guilfoile
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/ 08/27/books/27book.html
http://www.salon.com/2005/06/06/guilfoile/