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Welcome to Night Vale

Fink, Joseph. Book - 2015 None on shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.1 out of 5

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"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 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 futures...if they can ever find it."--provided by publisher.


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factual government report! :^) submitted by camelsamba on June 20, 2016, 7:42pm I finished the 401 page factual report about the events that led to WTNV episode 76 (The Epilogue), and I would give it 3.5 stars.

Although the characters and plot mostly stand alone from the podcast, I have this vague (but not menacing) feeling that you need to be familiar with Night Vale from that setting to truly enjoy the book.

"Remember that misuse of language can lead to miscommunication, and that miscommunication leads to everything that has ever happened in the world. " (p 392)

Tries too hard, kind of succeeds submitted by mrajraspn08 on December 27, 2017, 7:40pm Less is more sometimes, Night Vale. You can't go two pages without a tangent that screams, "isn't our town weird?!!!" Yes, we get it, can we focus on the actual story? However, if they had cut down on these superfluous details, this would have been great, and it still is good. There's regular phrases or paragraphs that, on their absurdity, hit on real truths, so frequently that I have up trying to share them all. I enjoy the absurdity, but geek it winds up trying too hard; however these little gems make the read well worth a recommendation.

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Welcome to Night Vale (Podcast)

New York : HarperPerennial, [2015]
Year Published: 2015
Description: 401 pages ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book


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