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The Book Part One [Kindle Edition]

Nathan Scott
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  • Length: 162 pages
  • Series: The Book (Book 1)
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Book Description

It all started when Miles opened the discreet brown paper bag he found by his bedroom door one morning after the unexpected death of his friend DJ. That's when he found the book. It was nothing spectacular, at least not to look at, but when he opened the covers and began to read he realized with terror this book was dangerous. As he read the words written within he shuddered a bit, thinking it was impossible. How could a book write what you were doing at that moment? What's worse, it also wrote what he was about to do next. As time went on he not only realized the book was the cause of DJ's grizzly death but it was about to be the cause of his own and perhaps his other friend's as well. After another death which seems uncannily connected to the book, he tries desperately to destroy it, but no matter what he does the book will not stay gone. Throwing it out doesn't work, tearing it to shreds doesn't work, even lighting it on fire doesn't do anything. It just reappears in the worst places possible. Now with time running out Miles and his friends must find a way to rid themselves of its dark power before it fills its blank pages to completion, ending Miles' story and ultimately killing him as it had done so many innocent people before him. Along the way he uncovers some dark secrets about the town he lives in and a few secrets about himself. He must face down his deepest fears and stand as the hero he doesn't realize that he is before the book kills him and drags him to a hell created specifically for that purpose by another man craving divinity and power. Will he live, or will the book simply claim one more victim as it has done for centuries?

About the author:
Nathan Scott may be a new author, but he is certainly not new to the craft. He started writing at age ten, accumulating a multitude of short stories over the next ten years before starting to rework a novel he had started without finishing in 2006. The Book was conceived simply as a way to vent anger and frustration before becoming a story of growing up while fearing the unknown future that lay ahead of us all as we cross into adulthood. This may be his first novel, but that may not be so easy to tell by reading it; with characters as familiar as your own friends and learning how to be comfortable in your own skin. It was born of insecurity, but written in true confidence. If ever there was an author that believes in his craft, Nathan Scott is that author. Stating Stephen King as an inspiration, this becomes quite evident. Just as it was evident that H.P. Lovecraft was inspiration for the great master of horror himself. This story is split into three parts, each one continuing into the next like an episode of Desperate Housewives; that is if Desperate Housewives had a book which could ultimately destroy you. The two other parts will be released a bit later this year, but hopefully this won't be the last we read from this author.

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About the Author

Nathan Scott grew up in the heart of Maine in a small town named Pittsfield (not to be confused with the fictional counterpart town with the same name that appears in several of his stories). In school he always enjoyed writing and English classes were his favorites. He always excelled in them. He was never short of creativity, often using dreams as source material for his multitude of short stories. He started his first novel, "The Book" in 2006 when his best friend moved out of his house. Incorporating his feelings of anger and loneliness into written form he created the story of Miles (then named simply as Wolf) and his endeavors in finding himself and his own strengths while dealing with abuse and manipulation most teenagers never have to even think about. The original manuscript was never finished. It got lost and misplaced several times before ultimately being found in his closet one day while he was cleaning. When he read the unfinished manuscript (then only sixty pages long) he saw incredible potential in the story and decided to start it over from scratch, changing Wolf's name to Miles Jason Wolf and adding several new characters to push the story in different directions. The new first draft was finished in 2010 at just over 150 pages, but as he revised the story he added more character development, new plot twists, and tied some others together in different ways which turned his 150 page manuscript into an 830 page one by 2012. Surprised at this, he wondered if anyone would publish a debut novel that was so long. He submitted the manuscript several times to several publishing agents who ultimately denied him each time, but he never lost faith in his story and its potential. Ultimately, he decided to self-publish through Amazon, but decided to split his novel into a serial novel to make it easier to self-publish. Being so personal, the subject matter of his first novel walks a fine line from time to time, but he's never been one to mix words. He enjoys saying things exactly as they are and sees it as less time consuming and ultimately more rewarding. "The Book" may be his first endeavor, but its sure not to be his last. Look for more from this author, including parts two and three of "The Book" and a new novel which takes place in London as well as a short story anthology.

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  • File Size: 210 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0090OL1KU
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  • Lending: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Blockbuster Start for Nathan Scott! November 23, 2012
By LWC
Format:Paperback
The style of this author reminds me of Stephen King's early works. The story grabs you from the first page and compels the reader to continue to find the next twist in the plot. The characters are well defined and draw the reader in so that the quest to discover what happens to them keeps readers turning the pages. The Book Part 2 continues the story of the book that writes itself. Again, the reader is compelled to keep turning the pages to see who will live and who will die. Anticipation of a horrible event makes it hard to continue but impossible not to. A fantastic first novel!! I recommend it highly!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Did not finish this book November 5, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I started this book, but found it too dark for my tastes and did not finish it. As that was about two weeks ago, I don't remember much about what I did read other than a book directing persons to do harm to others and themselves.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Book Part 1 October 26, 2012
By Pat C.
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This book is great! I felt as if I was right there with the characters, especially the main character. The setting was very real. The town was very familiar, Like most small towns in Maine. When Miles and his friend Tabby were cleaning out the fridge, I couldn't help but crack up! This book is funny, sad, as well as scary. When Miles walked out the door for the last time I was heartbroken and yet exciting at the same time. Can't wait to start on the next book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Book Part 1 September 1, 2012
By Kathy K
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Very good story line. I love the description of the towns and school, I feel as if I was there with the characters in this book! Looking forward to Part 2!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spellbinding September 25, 2012
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This book had me riveted to my seat! I felt as though I were right there. I am waiting for part 2 to become available now!!! Great job!
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More About the Author

Nathan Scott grew up in the heart of Maine in a small town named Pittsfield (not to be confused with the fictional counterpart town with the same name that appears in several of his stories). In school he always enjoyed writing and English classes were his favorites. He always excelled in them. He was never short of creativity, often using dreams as source material for his multitude of short stories. He started his first novel, "The Book" in 2006 when his best friend moved out of his house. Incorporating his feelings of anger and loneliness into written form he created the story of Miles (then named simply as Wolf) and his endeavors in finding himself and his own strengths while dealing with abuse and manipulation most teenagers never have to even think about. The original manuscript was never finished. It got lost and misplaced several times before ultimately being found in his closet one day while he was cleaning. When he read the unfinished manuscript (then only sixty pages long) he saw incredible potential in the story and decided to start it over from scratch, changing Wolf's name to Miles Jason Wolf and adding several new characters to push the story in different directions. The new first draft was finished in 2010 at just over 150 pages, but as he revised the story he added more character development, new plot twists, and tied some others together in different ways which turned his 150 page manuscript into an 830 page one by 2012. Surprised at this, he wondered if anyone would publish a debut novel that was so long. He submitted the manuscript several times to several publishing agents who ultimately denied him each time, but he never lost faith in his story and its potential. Ultimately, he decided to self-publish through Amazon, but decided to split his novel into a serial novel to make it easier to self-publish. Being so personal, the subject matter of his first novel walks a fine line from time to time, but he's never been one to mix words. He enjoys saying things exactly as they are and sees it as less time consuming and ultimately more rewarding. "The Book" may be his first endeavor, but its sure not to be his last. Look for more from this author, including parts two and three of "The Book" and a new novel which takes place in London as well as a short story anthology.

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