Welcome to Night Vale

Welcome to Night Vale From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle t

  • Title: Welcome to Night Vale
  • Author: Joseph Fink Jeffrey Cranor
  • ISBN: 9780062351425
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves matter where we live.Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, andFrom the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves matter where we live.Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge.Nineteen year old Night Vale pawn shop owner Jackie Fierro is given a paper marked King City by a mysterious man in a tan jacket holding a deer skin suitcase Everything about him and his paper unsettles her, especially the fact that she can t seem to get the paper to leave her hand, and that no one who meets this man can remember anything about him Jackie is determined to uncover the mystery of King City and the man in the tan jacket before she herself unravels.Night Vale PTA treasurer Diane Crayton s son, Josh, is moody and also a shape shifter And lately Diane s started to see her son s father everywhere she goes, looking the same as the day he left years earlier, when they were both teenagers Josh, looking different every time Diane sees him, shows a stronger and stronger interest in his estranged father, leading to a disaster Diane can see coming, even as she is helpless to prevent it.Diane s search to reconnect with her son and Jackie s search for her former routine life collide as they find themselves coming back to two words King City It is King City that holds the key to both of their mysteries, and their futuresif they can ever find it.

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    1. Here's the short version: This book is a marvel and a wonder. You should try it. Here's the medium version: Seriously. Try it. It might be a little outside your usual reading habits, but it's not thick of cumbersome at all. It's delightfully clear and strange and unlike anything else I've ever read. And I've read a *lot.*I even liked it enough to give it a blurb: "As a fan of Welcome to Night Vale, Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink have delighted me with stories that are clever, twisted, beautiful, [...]

    2. DNF @ page 187Weirdness, with a side of monotonyLet me start off by saying: NO, I did not listen to the podcast first, and NO, I have no interest in them. So please stop telling me I "have to hear it to appreciate it." (Also, please stop talking to me about Serial too, the only one I care about is Cinnamon Toast Crunch.)While the strangeness of the town was charming at first, it became cloyingly distracting to have every other sentence punctuated with some supernatural weirdness. In fact, stripp [...]

    3. I know, I know, a two star rating for THE Welcome to Night Vale novel.Oh the humanity.And before we begin, yes, I actually DO have the book. This isn't just some attempt on my part to spit on dreams and fart on hopes for the fun of it.Ok, so, I've been a fan of WtNV for awhile now, I like it, it makes my drive to and from work more pleasant, I look foreword to new episodes and I was excited about the new book coming out. Having now finished it however, may I just say "Meh"?The first problem is t [...]

    4. All right, I'm going to be honest.It's not actually that good?It pains me to say it, you know? I love the podcast oodles, I attended the live show, which was amazing. I was very excited to get my hands on an ARC, and got to reading it right away.And let me tell you, it was hard fuckin work to get through. It took me a while to figure out why that was, but I got it - there's nobody for the reader to identify with. The very premise of Night Vale is that weird things happen, but everyone goes on li [...]

    5. Who am I kidding . . .Unless this turns out to be a manual on how to abuse puppies and small children, OF COURSE I'm going to give it five stars!More to come in October. Update: 10/20, 4:45 pmWhen my UPS heartthrob FINALLY arrives with my preordered copy, I'm waiting at the end of the driveway. He already thinks I'm nuts, but I may have gone too far this time.And now, I'm reading . . . 10/23 - Done!Okay, to be honest, I was hoping for more of a travel/tourist guide along the lines of Discovering [...]

    6. I will be writing, have been writing, or have already written (depending on when you see this. Time is strange here on GR) a review of Welcome to Night Vale. But until/when/after I do (or until you return from whatever time stream you are in to read this, or move ahead into another one) I can offer one definite bit of advice. Listen to a few of the Night Vale podcasts. If they float your boat, or, lacking water, elevate you at least several inches off the ground for a period of about twenty minu [...]

    7. What the fuck just happened? This book is a whole lot of things; it is weird and completely perplexing; it is hilarious and confusing; it is cynical and brilliant. But, most importantly, it is impossible to put down. Nothing makes any sense. So I had to reach ending, and fast, to discover what the fuck was actually going on. But, this doesn’t necessarily mean the novel was good. It had moments of greatness, real greatness, though when you stand back and look at its entirety it’s just a littl [...]

    8. Oh my god, I’d been looking forward to this release all season you guys. I thought FOR SURE this would be a slam dunk, NO WAY the Welcome to Night Vale novel would be anything but satisfactory. A GRAND, FIRE-WORKY finale to this season’s Spooktacular slog.And then it was just kind of ok.So, the thing about Night Vale as a podcast: I love it, obviously. It’s weird and fun and thoughtful and quirky and weird and sometimes creepy, but mostly it’s weird. That Night Vale style of nonsensical, [...]

    9. DNF at 30%. By this point the reader should have some kind of idea what the hell is going on, don't you think? I have no freaking clue. The narrators were good though. :)

    10. Disclaimer: I've never listened to the podcast. Don't plan on it now, either.Good lord, what a mess. You wanna know how long it takes for a novel that's compiled completely of funny little moments of weirdness and oh-you-thought-one-thing-but-it's-actually-the-opposite-ha-ha-get-it to get real goddamned annoying? About one page. I held on hoping the preciousness would have some real motivation or explanation behind it. Nope. Just cleverness for the sake of cleverness, and it didn't evolve or add [...]

    11. I've waited several weeks to write this review because I want it to be as honest as possible without my emotions getting too much in the way. So, here it is: this is not a good book. To be more acurate, I'm not even really sure that this is a book at all. Bear with me on this one.Welcome to Nightvale was originally a podcast, one that up until recently I'd listened to for three years now. So, when they announced a novel, I was hesitant but interested. I'd heard excerpts on the show. I'd even hea [...]

    12. 1. I HIGHLY recommend listening to the podcast first. In my opinion, the podcast is amazing. In my opinion, the podcast was handcrafted to appeal to me with its eerie sci-fi vibe and hilarious deadpan humor. Definitely listen to several episodes first to see if this is for you. If you just read the book, you are doing yourself a disservice and won’t experience the book the same way. 2. I HIGHLY recommend the audiobook. Cecil is back narrating just like he does in the podcast. He adds so much t [...]

    13. Unless you have been living under the worlds biggest rock for the last four years, then you would of heard of the phenomenon that is Welcome to Night Vale. Starting in 2012 as a project between friends, the show has grown into one of the biggest podcast's on the planet. Now we have the companion novel, with the question being, will the book go hand to hand with it's digital brother or will it be a poor knock off trying to ride the shows popularity.While America is full of strange things, Night V [...]

    14. I am not able to decide if I would rather like to have the book or the audiobook. I guess I'll have to listen to the hooded figures who tell me to buy both, then.

    15. First off: If you are a dedicated WTNV fan, this review will not be useful to you. I hope you read the book and enjoy it :)As someone who isn't a regular WTNV listener (I think I've heard two of the podcast episodes), this book seemed like something of a mess to me. There are a ton of in-jokes and references that feel like they're there for the fans, but that left me cold and dry. The setting itself was baffling to me -- it's like a particularly dark Dali painting, where nothing makes any sense, [...]

    16. Super Short Review: So many have gone before me on this one that I don't have much to add. A completely different kind of read for me. I truly believe I enjoyed this so much due to listening to it in the audio format. Fink has such an knack for making the ordinary become profound. The interactions between the characters may seem mundane but there is a glimpse of deeper meaning if you think on it. A great story and now I will have to check out the podcast a bit more.

    17. YES! A book of my favourite audio. Expect many images in this thought-box!Do you remember how we all had Nightvale reviews and grramazon deleted them. It would show good faith if we had them returned, don't you think?Nightvale was not allowed because it didn't make them a penny; it is youtube based phenomenom that will be available in 'product form' in the autumn and make lots of money. Double standard much, Bezos?Those new to the concept, check out the first episode hereBefore our reviews were [...]

    18. $1.99 on : September 18, 2017."Hypnotic and darkly funny. . . . Belongs to a particular strain of American gothic that encompasses The Twilight Zone, Stephen King and Twin Peaks, with a bit of Tremors thrown in."--The GuardianUh, sign me up!!!

    19. As an avid listener of “Welcome to Night Vale”, this was exactly what I wanted from its literary debut. As an avid consumer of books, this was exactly what I didn’t realize I’ve been looking for. At once devastating and funny and sweet, the story perfectly captures Night Vale’s ability to draw you right to the brink of terror, hold you there with bated breath, and then suddenly and completely release that tension with a flippant comment. It’s a technique, characteristic of the podcas [...]

    20. Love it, hate it, miss it, glad I'm done with it. Or am I?Night Vale: a beautiful, stymie-ing, byzantine dimension. Never heard of there being a podcast regarding Night Vale, prior to discovering this book; became a fan via the book's description. A story about angels, aliens, ghosts, hybrid creatures, inter-dimensional spaces? YEP - give it to this guy. Frustrating - yes.Did I suffer brain cramp - yes.Wreaked havoc on my ADHD - yes.Introduced me to something extraordinary - yes. The story is to [...]

    21. I received this book as an ARC, and it is almost everything I would’ve wanted from a Welcome to Night Vale book. I’ve gone back and forth on whether this is a book for fans or for everyone, and I’ve concluded it’s a little of both. Those new to the universe will find a mystery that’s competently crafted and compellingly written (though they’ll miss the semi-frequent references to events and characters from the podcast), while fans will get more of what they fell in love with, plus so [...]

    22. The popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale has ventured into the literary world with its first novel. Authors Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor present a story that follows two of Night Vale’s residents – Diane, an unassuming office worker with a shape-shifter for a son, and Jackie, a 19 year old pawn shop owner. As the narrative alternates between the two leads, the authors injected short excerpts from the local community radio host Cecil detailing the events happening in the tumultuous town. U [...]

    23. I'm not a listener of the podcast. but this is so fascinating in all its surrealism and absurdness. such a different read from me, but nevertheless lovely.full review here: catshelf.wordpress/2015/1

    24. "There was a new exhibit at the Museum of Forbidden Technologies that sounded interesting. Unfortunately, Diane had never been able to go to the museum because all of its exhibits are classified, and no one is allowed to see them. It is a felony to go to that museum."Night Vale is a friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while everyone pretends to sleep. It is governed by a City Council that rules the town with an iron fist. "Th [...]

    25. In the summer of 2013, Tumblr was briefly taken over by a curious little fandom - a podcast by the name of Welcome To Night Vale. Up to that point, no one had ever heard of it and those in the know had trouble explaining it to newcomers. "It's like if Twin Peaks had a local radio show. And there were angels. And an entire civilisation of tiny people hidden underneath the bowling alley. You kind of have to find out for yourself - just listen." After a few days of scrolling past pictures of myster [...]

    26. Before reading:I love books. I also love the podcast "Welcome to Night Vale".Combining those two things would be epic.

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