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Nocturnal: A Novel Paperback – January 8, 2013
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"If you're a fan of police procedurals from Michael Connolly, Elmore Leonard or Joseph Wambaugh and you miss the bio-tech science fiction of the late, great Michael Crichton, you'll find "Nocturnal" a treat."--Huntington News
"Sigler is in full control of his talent for sharp characterization and amazing visualization." -- Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series
"Red meat for readers who wish Harry Potter had swapped his YA credentials for a badge and gun." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Some of the most beautiful carnage we've seen in ages."--io9.com
"A terrifying science thriller that reads like Silence of the Lambs as written by Michael Crichton. Inventive and deeply disturbing." -- Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Assassin's Code
"Will make the end-of-year favorite lists for mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, horror, and yes, just plain old fiction, period. If you are a fan of genre fiction, you have to read Nocturnal."--BookReporter.com
"For fans of realistically presented horror fiction, this is a must-read.”--Booklist
"A hugely enjoyable read by an author who continues to grow."--British Fantasy Society
"One of the most original pieces of genre fiction I have read in a long time. Sigler is like Stephen King with a huge dose of testosterone and adrenaline."--Crimespree Magazine
About the Author
Before he was published, Scott built a large online following by giving away his self-recorded audiobooks as free, serialized podcasts. His loyal fans, who named themselves "Junkies," have downloaded over eight million individual episodes of his stories and interact daily with Scott and each other in the social media space.
Scott reinvented book publishing when he released EARTHCORE as the world's first "podcast-only" novel. Released in twenty weekly episodes, EARTHCORE harkened back to the days of serialized radio fiction. His innovative use of technology puts him at the forefront of modern-day publishing and has garnered brand-name exposure among hundreds of thousands of fiction fans and technology buffs.
He's been covered in Time Magazine, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, The Huffington Post, Business Week and Fangoria. He still records his own audiobooks and gives away every story - for free - to his Junkies at ScottSigler.com.
A Michigan native, Scott lives in San Francisco but still roots for his beloved Detroit Lions.
More About the Author
In 2005, Scott built a large online following by releasing his audiobooks as serialized podcasts. A decade later, he still gives his stories away -- for free -- every Sunday at scottsigler.com. His loyal fans, who named themselves "Junkies," have downloaded over thirty-five million individual episodes. He has been covered in Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, io9, Wired, The Huffington Post, Business Week and Fangoria.
Scott is the co-founder of Empty Set Entertainment, which publishes his Galactic Football League YA series. He lives in San Diego, CA, with his wee little dog Reesie.
Top Customer Reviews
The skill of the author is apparent because these layers, these twists, these new developments never cloud the narrative power of the book. Instead they add to it. So you have elements which could be related to any police story (crime, whodunit, how to find them) mixed in with several personal stories involving the players' relationships with their families and finally a citywide mystery somewhat reminiscent of Gaiman's _Neverwhere_ book.
Finally toward the final third of the book, you are off on a fantastic adventure involving the initially mundane characters of the police procedure but somehow you are buying into it as if it were just one more commonplace 'police catches the bad guy after a chase' book.
Let's say this chase is one you've never encountered before. I don't wish to say more because I don't wish to give any spoilers. Highly recommended. A really fine read and as the cliche has it, 'impossible to put down'.
I know when I start reading a horror story by Sigler, that I'm going to experience some light-headedness. I know I'm going to cringe and squirm at parts, but I still can't wait to read one every time one comes out.
I first discovered Sigler when I picked up a copy of his book Infected about microscopic aliens that enter earth's atmosphere and then the bodies of humans and begin to grow. That book made me cringe numerous times as the human hosts took drastic measures to try to rid themselves of the parasitic hitchhikers. Nocturnal delivered as well.
Bryan Clauser is a homicide detective in San Francisco who has begun having vivid and disturbing dreams in which he stalks and violently kills human prey. But these aren't merely dreams he's having. At the same time Bryan is having these violent dreams, they're actually taking place on the streets of his city. As he tries to investigate the murders he discovers that all of the victims are tied to one person, an awkward and bullied boy named Rex.
Rex likes to draw.Read more ›
I think it says a lot about him that he can get a book this long published so early in his (to be long) career. I believe Scott Sigler will be a huge star with many movies based on his books. He's like a mix of Steven King, George Lucas, and Gene Roddenberry but with harder science and less utopia to make things more believable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read the original and I thought it was close to a 5 star. This updated version pushes it to a solid 5. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
It's actually a quite engaging story. But there's rather a lot of sexually explicit content, and I wish that the one kid would stop jerking off to thoughts of violence -- I get... Read morePublished 3 months ago by AberrantWolf
This is the best book I have read in a long time!! I think Nocturnal may just be my favorite Sigler novel so far. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jessica Allard
I am a 'Junkie' so my review is going to be biased. I love Scott's work, and will continue to follow his work.Published 3 months ago by J. M. Dorn
This was an amazing read. On of my favorite Scott Sigler booksPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I read this last summer, so I can't get into the finer details, but everyone else's review does anyway. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Andy B.