Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Welcome to Night Vale

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine and offers readers a chance to show off the books that have them drooling.

A quick shout out to my brother: happy birthday!  (he's turning fifteen and getting his permit soon... scary)

Anyways, this week I'm waiting on Welcome to Night Vale a book from the creators of the podcast.  Here's the cover:
I love the cover.  It goes so well with the artwork from the podcast and has a Route 66 vibe.  I stole the description below from goodreads, give it a look:

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.
"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 Guardian
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.

 I'm curious to see it manages to hold the charm and wit of the podcast and how it connects to the story line.  Even if I didn't love the description I would pick it up.  I highly recommend the podcast (Welcome to Night Vale), so go check it out.

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