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Book Review: Welcome to Night Vale, a Novel

WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Series #: Welcome to Night Vale, Novel #1
Genre: Fiction, Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy
Original Publication Date: 2015


Read: 29 Oct – 08 Nov 2016

Summary: In a strange little town in a strange vast desert an adventure awaits. Jackie Fierro, local pawnshop owner, receives an item that, for once in her normal life, unsettles her. A piece of paper that reads “King City” and cannot be set down or destroyed leads her to Diane Crayton, who she definitely wants to avoid. Now, to solve their individual mysteries, they must make a dangerous visit to the library, find a way to get to a town that is impossible to reach, figure out who the man in the tan jacket is and why no one can remember him, and save their town. Will they be able to? In Night Vale, anything is impossible.

Review: I first tried to just read the book, but it was a little hard to envision the town of Night Vale without Cecil Baldwin’s voice guiding me gently through this hazardous town. Luckily, he narrates the audiobook, so I went ahead and bought the audiobook, which greatly improved my reading experience. I liked the story of Jackie and Diane’s adventure, although some points definitely dragged on a little too long. The best parts of the story were when Jackie and Diane were working together to figure out what was happening to them and in their town. I really enjoyed this side step of the podcast.

Recommendation: If you’re a fan of wacky and weird, definitely check this book out.

More Info

Publisher: Harper Perennial
Edition ISBN: 9780062351425

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