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Nails Jane Paperback – December 14, 2011

3.7 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Six Letter Press, LLC (December 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615558666
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615558660
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.7 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,440,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Lindsey B. Goddard on January 12, 2012
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I am an avid reader, and this is probably the most unique book I've read in a while. It brought me back to my childhood, watching The Neverending Story, and my teenage years, reading the old Greek myths. If you're in the mood for something truly different--perhaps your reading material seems rather humdrum and predictable lately... give this book a shot. "Nails Jane" will force you to think outside the box. Author Trista DiGiuseppi creates worlds within our world. Her story begs the questions: "Just how vast is our universe? Is it endless, always erasing itself and starting anew as time forever spirals, without beginning or end?" This book is well written and worth the $4 it cost me on Kindle. Check it out.
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There are truly some intriguing concepts in Nails Jane. From the personification of Death to the terrifying creature known as The Ruin, I found the world created in this novel filled with stunning ideas.

My biggest concern with Nails Jane is that the plot was difficult to follow. Some important elements were barely explained, leaving me confused during much of the book. If I had a clearer image of what Versinon or the Humanoids really were, I think I would have enjoyed the book much more.
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For science fiction fans, the occasional dig at human (at least those on Earth) religions is pretty much par for the course. Nails Jane does more than dig. It paints a very different and at times very dark picture of humanity and its various faiths and foibles and is one of the more original s/f works I've read lately. I enjoyed every word.

The style: While DiGiuseppi demonstrates her ability to write very elegant prose, in Nails Jane she also demonstrates her determination to write her story, her way. Many editors and or publishers might have slashed much of the text, especially some of the more theological parts. I'm glad that didn't happen. It would not have done the story justice. So, while I found it just a teensy bit long-winded at times, it is a great read - especially if, like me, you enjoy reading an original take on the creation of life, the universe and everything.

Almost the entire book is written in first person, mostly from the protagonist's point of view. However, many of the supporting cast also get to say their bit, also in first person. That was a bold move, and probably something a traditional publisher might have gone into spasms over. In a way, I can understand that - it could have gone pear-shaped, but DiGiuseppi pulled it off nicely. It worked well and added to the originality of the book.

The setting and plot: Earth's a mess and many planets throughout the universe are in worse shape because a nasty, life-hating machine called Versinon is hell-bent on controlling and or destroying or corrupting mankind and all other sentient life. The force resisting Versinon and its foot-soldiers, called Humanoids, is a mob called Backsliders, of which the main character Ati, is one.
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Nails Jane is a bit like a multimedia experience in the form of a novel. There are illustrations, verse, multiple first person points of view, and some parts of the plot can seem a little sketchy, but overall Nails Jane is an enjoyable first effort. It's cinematic, but personal.

If you like dark and dystopian science fiction and if you can appreciate an author willing to take chances with her art, then you should really purchase and read this book.

The only reason I'm giving the story four of five stars is because the non-traditional plot and the pacing at times robbed me of complete story immersion. Sometimes authors use additional material in a book to make up for the lack in story substance. That was not Trista DiGiuseppi's issue. I personally think she tried to explore too much. Many of the ideas didn't get adequate exploration. However, as she masters her craft, I'm sure we'll see a fountain of excellent material from this very talented author.

Additionally, this is the kind of story that might work well in a graphic novel series.
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I am more or less a novice when it comes to reading sci-fi, besides Discworld I haven't read much, but I do watch a lot of it, and I'm absolutely sure that Nails Jane would make a good movie. A very expensive one to make, but still, very good.

The book starts out like a thriller, but eases you slowly into a universe that is so much more diverse, and it's done in a way that you haven't really noticed until it's "too late". But even though you are eased into it somehow it feels like the book is too short, not that what has happened isn't enough, it just happened too fast. There is room for more here, in this exciting universe, perhaps as much as a trilogy! Yes, it really feels this epic.

It isn't a hard book to read, not too many grand words that has to be looked up by non-native speakers like myself, but if you are, like me, reading this in bed, you might get confused sometimes when names of people and places are a bit too similar to tell apart. But this book is a bit too exciting to read just before going to sleep, it might give you very strange dreams ;P
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