It Devours! by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

It Devours! by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor is the follow-up to the quirky Welcome to Night Vale. It Devours! continues where Welcome to Night Vale left off with its eccentric plot and characters.

Eccentric is not a strong enough word to describe this book. It is eccentric, strange, unorthodox, odd and zany all at the same time. It has you laughing on one page and shaking your head on the next. Despite the unorthodox nature of the story, it is a somewhat enjoyable story with likable characters.

Once you get passed the strangeness of the town and characters, it is a very thought-provoking plot. It examines the relationship between science and religion. More than a few times, I chuckled at the characterizations. It leaves you wondering what the line is between religion and science.

 

It Devours! Book Cover It Devours!
Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor,
Fiction
Harper Perennial
October 17, 2017
368

Nilanjana 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 question 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

Jeff Grim

Jeff Grim has been a reader all of his life. He has had a particular interest in military history, any war at any time. His fascination with military history has brought him to an interest in historical fiction where the history comes alive with fictitious heroes and villains. Recently, Jeff has become interested in historical mysteries set in various time periods.

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