It Devours PDF Ê Paperback

  • Paperback
  • 347 pages
  • It Devours
  • Joseph Fink
  • English
  • 02 April 2016

10 thoughts on “It Devours

  1. Kayleigh Kayleigh says:

    It Devours? Oh yeah I've read that book

  2. Melki Melki says:

    But who would want to cover up the truth? asked Nilanjana Besides the Secret Police the City Council the mayor any number of world governments and the invading forces from other worlds? Wow I was sure I'd love this one but alas nothing here really grabbed me Since this is Night Vale we're talking about that's probably a good thing This episode revolves heavily around Carlos not one of my favorite characters despite his perfect hair and some new people who were not terribly fascinating Basically religious nut jobs and scientists must work together remember this is a fantasy to stop a monstersinkholesarlacc pit from destroying the town and all its inhabitants Just another day in Night Vale and not a very interesting one at that

  3. rin ( ̄ヘ ̄) read/watch mo dao zu shi rin ( ̄ヘ ̄) read/watch mo dao zu shi says:

    tell me it'll feature cecilcarlos and have my money

  4. Billie Billie says:

    I vacillated between three and four stars on this one because I really enjoyed it but it felt like it was trying to say something deep ish and important ish about belief and science and honestly it just got in the way of the weird It's not that Night Vale can't get philosophical it just felt tooobvious in this case

  5. Beth The Vampire Beth The Vampire says:

    It Devours? Oh yeah I’ve read that bookThis is apparently something I can say nowNight Vale is a compelling and strange place filled with odd people secret service agents shapeshifting teenagers invisible farms and the Glow Cloud I loved the first novel Welcome To Night Vale and I loved this one just as much although not uite This world is absurd at times disturbing and always laugh out loud funnyMuch of this story is hard to believe even for the people who experienced it After all to believe in the back helicopters that circle overhead monitoring everything we do that is easy To believe in the distant flitting UFOs that use our world as their laboratory or a horrifying possibility their playground that is simple But to believe in a giant centipede worshiped as a god arriving here from some other desert world? Well that is a lot to askThe story begins and ends with the house that doesn’t exist Nilanjana a scientist and her boss Carlos suspect that there was be a link between the house the strange desert world inside the house and the earthuakes that have been opening up around Night Vale swallowing building and people whole Their experiments are always stopped by the City Council which leads to hypotheses that they may be hiding something Further investigation which is not science leads Nilanjana to the Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God and to Darryl who has bucket loads of faith but doesn’t realise that his religion isn’t talking about having their sins devoured in a metaphorical sense As people continue to disappear Nilanjana and Darryl find they need each other to stop whatever is happening which means combining his faith and her science together Recipe for disaster right?This story feel complete than the book proceeding it and it felt like there was a philosophical story as much as anything as you examine the different realms of science and religion The characters Nilanjana and Darryl were strange and interesting in their own way and I really became invested in them The cast of supporting characters was also amazing such as Nilanjana’s lab partner Luisa whose science experiment is to do with being visibly disappointed in potatoes and Pamela who used to be Mayor but didn’t really want the job as she just loved giving emergency press conferences and was now the Director of Emergency Press Conferences in which she creates emergencies so she can hold a press conferenceEverything in this world is strange nothing is familiar And it just is no explanation neededShe peeled open the foil and took a large bite from her sandwich There was no pita It was just falafel balls vegetables maple syrup and tahini Wheat and wheat by products were still banned in Night Vale because of the incident back in 2012 when all wheat and wheat by products turned into snakes There had been a great many injuries but the greatest injury was the burden the subseuent ban put on people who loved breadThe creativeness of this place and everything to do with it is just off the chartsMy only hold ups were some the writing mainly that I didn’t get a sense of scale in relation to the pits or the centipede who has come to devour them all The ending was also a little disappointing when it was found out what was causing the earthuakes and why Also the final outcome religion vs science was underwhelming as well but at least Nilanjana got some new friends out of it all Small gripes really but it does stop it from being a perfect book

  6. Erin (PT) Erin (PT) says:

    I have mixed feelings about It Devours It's a definite improvement on the first novel It's tighter less repetitious has a tighter story line and relies much less on familiarity with the podcast It was much enjoyable and engaging Welcome to Night Vale the novel was a bit of a slog whereas It Devours kept me coming back eagerly My main complaint and it sits a little strangely beside my previous praise of being disconnected from the podcast is that the story retcons retroactively contradicts certain events from the podcast view spoilerOther reviews have mentioned the differences in the Joyous Congregation of The Smiling God from the podcast to novel Those reviewers aren't wrong but that fazed me less than the change in Carlos' mindset regarding his time in the desert otherworld probably because that part of the podcast had been so upsetting to me At the time on the podcast Carlos was completely entranced with the scientific possibilities of the otherworld so much so that he kept forgetting to look for ways back to Night Vale I could have easily bought that Carlos regretted his actions in retrospect but instead Cranor and Fink took the position that the time in the otherworld was torturous which didn't fit at all with what I knew about that period of time hide spoiler

  7. Tim Tim says:

    Fun note the first book I reviewed here on Goodreads was the first Welcome to Night Vale novel While it is not an anniversary per se in a sense it is After all time is weird in Night Vale It Devours? Oh yeah I’ve read that bookThis is a book about science and religion Note I did not say science vs religion Fink and Cranor seem to be going to great lengths to avoid that can of worms This is a kind book on the topic While it discusses the viewpoints of both sides it seems to be saying that both can bring good or bad things into the world depending on how you use it In an interview with Fink found here for those wanting to read it he says the following“I was raised by a math professor I was raised reading Richard Feynman books Science has always been very important to me But I was also raised religiously Jewish—going to synagogue at least once week my father having Shabbat dinners at home We really wanted to write a book about science and religion as modes of human thought that have their uses and their dangers which should be considered for what they areThe stance we would take is the conflict’s kind of fake Or it’s not fake but it’s coming from the extremes of religion for instance The religious people who deny the basics of science are loud but they’re in the vast minority There are lots of religious people who are also scientists or just religious people who completely trust in the process of science”This is a book that is interested in exploring the differences and similarities in both topics It is not antagonistic towards anyone unless you happen to be a giant centipede intent on devouring things or part of a bunch of cloaked figures that usually hang around dog parks making static noises If you happen to be one of those two categories then yes it could be a bit tense for you and if you happen to be a giant centipede reading this I congratulate you on your grasp of language and figuring out how to hold something so small as to be insignificant in your presence I feel that this second novel is greatly improved over its predecessor Fink and Cranor feel like they’ve grasped the novel format better and have found voices in Night Vale that don’t all feel like a copy of Cecil In fact very few of my complaints from the first book show up in this at all save for a few awkward transitions The novel is such an improvement that I really can’t wait to see if there’s another Night Vale novel The first felt like an interesting experiment this one feels like a welcome addition to Night Vale’s bizarre worldThe writing has actually improved so much that there were sections that I sat there legitimately impressed by what they were conveying The last couple of pages sum up the book beautifully and really take their writing to another level All in all I am very pleased with this book and it's one of my favorites so far this year Side note I’m becoming increasingly convinced that Night Vale’s vague yet menacing government agency are watching me Not only do the TV news anchors have mine and my wife’s names but I made a joke in my first review about unlimited teeth inside some editions of the book What’s the first thing you see when you open the cover? Teeth so many teeth

  8. Lauren Stoolfire Lauren Stoolfire says:

    Much tighter and better put together than book one but I missed the Voice of Night Vale segments with Cecil

  9. [Name Redacted] [Name Redacted] says:

    On the one hand this book does continue the tradition begun in the previous book of being profoundly anti heterosexual and deeply anti male Once all heterosexual relationships are presented as stupid silly awkward hetero love scenes are just kind ofelided overwhile homosexual intimacy is described in loving detail sincerity You can tell where the authors' hearts are but it makes for a sort of lopsidedness which Tumblr would send death threats over were it reversed so that straight relationships were all good and gay ones were all fumbling idiocy And again all men are buffoons while all women are earnest heroines It's tiresome and by now a cliche straight from 1990s sitcoms Also while we do learn about the nature of mountains and the Desert Otherworld it really feels like they've forgotten everything they'd previously written about the Joyful Congregation of the Smiling God COMPLETELY forgotten it Forgotten it so thoroughly that this narrative doesn't actually fit in with the rest of the series if you remember ANY of what had previous been established about the JCotSG because Fink Cranor certainly don't remember a bit of what they'd previously created That's frustrating and than a little disappointingBUTits plot and characters are FAR better than the previous entry The former is far focused far engaging far gripping while the latter are far interesting far sympathetic far enjoyable Nilanjana in particular feels like an actual PERSON rather than a hollow puppet serving an authorial agenda as in the previous novel so i think they might be learning how to better write women good news given that they seem to intend for women to be the protagonists of every book the prime movers in the show It also helps that the story is directly related to my field I don't regret reading this and I'm far likely to re read it than the previous entry It's fun It's a good read It just has some inescapable issues So if you can ignore the contempt for men and clear heterophobia and can forget everything from one of the longest running plot threadsmysteries of the series maybe by pretending this book is set in an alternate continuity? you can have a great time in this trip to Night Vale

  10. Fiona Fiona says:

    This was a pleasant surprise the first book released had uite a different tone to the podcast whereas It Devours felt much familiar It can't have hurt that this time around we're focusing on a character Nilanjana who's a scientist that works with the perfect Carlos He brings with him a familiar cast and the settings are mostly ones we've heard of before as well It all combined to leave me feeling much like this was a Nightvale I knew as much as you can really know a town which is defined by its unpredictability and the book was the stronger for itThe overall tone is much in line with Nightvale as well the dire the situation the it's misdirected with humour and wordplay until a threshold is reached and the seriousness is allowed to settle in And there's plenty of seriousness to find here because at it's core this book can be boiled down to the age old game of Science vs Faith and no spoilers but that's traditionally a game where nobody wins because nobody actually has the rulebook This is Nightvale though and they're a town well used to games without ends This was a good book one I had a fun time with and still not uite like anything else The physical book is gorgeous too that mouthful of teeth really pops right out of the yellow All round definitely one I'd recommend for fans of the podcast and something I'll be using to try and tempt non fans into this world

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It Devours[PDF / Epub] ☀ It Devours By Joseph Fink – From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the #1 international podcast of the same name comes a mystery exploring the intersections of faith an From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the international podcast of the same name comes a mystery exploring the intersections of faith and science the growing relationship between two young people who want desperately to trust each other and the terrifying toothy power of the Smiling GodNilanjana Sikdar is an outsider to the town of Night Vale Working for Carlos the town’s top scientist she relies on fact and logic as her guiding principles But all of that is put into uestion when Carlos gives her a special assignment investigating a mysterious rumbling in the desert wasteland outside of town This investigation leads her to the Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God and to Darryl one of its most committed members Caught between her beliefs in the ultimate power of science and her growing attraction to Darryl she begins to suspect the Congregation is planning a ritual that could threaten the lives of everyone in town Nilanjana and Darryl must search for common ground between their very different world views as they are faced with the Congregation’s darkest and most terrible secret.

About the Author: Joseph Fink

Joseph created and co writes WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE He is a writer and editor and the co owner of Commonplace Books Awhile back he moved from California to Brooklyn Subseuently events unfolded Librarian Note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.