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Sanne

I like to read classics, historical fiction and world lit. Oh and I love short stories.

The Boy Who Cast No Shadow (Thomas Olde Heuvelt)

The Boy Who Cast No Shadow - Thomas Olde Heuvelt

This short fantasy story is nominated for the Hugo Awards 2013, so I was curious what it was about. You can download it for free from the publisher's website.

The story is about a boy without a shadow, who meets a boy made of glass. The story starts very slow and I found the language in the first part very jarring. Perhaps it also has to do with it's translation from Dutch to English, I don't know. The last part (from page 20 onwards) finally got me engaged and I thought that part was moving. Unfortunately, the story is only 32 pages long, so for the first 20 pages to be not interesting isn't good.