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Gods of The Nowhere: A Novel of Halloween Paperback – August 4, 2013
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Dominic Hall (Horror Writers Association)
"James Tipper turns Halloween into a living and breathing thing that is coming for us all. Think Wizard of Oz meets Tim Burton and throw in one of the creepiest villains ever and you're just scratching the surface of this strange new world."
National Book Review
"Tipper snatches Halloween out of the children's trick or treat bag and puts it back in the hands of witches, polishing it up to a mesmerizing shine. You'll never look at the holiday the same way again."
Anne Richards (Goodreads)
"GODS OF THE NOWHERE is an epic tour de force of myth, iconography and vivid imagination, a breezy ride through a world of legends and nightmares."
"With strong characters that should appeal to both adults and young adults, this is a winner of a spooky tale for Halloween."
About the Author
James Tipper lives in West Hollywood, California. Aside from his work as a novelist, he is also a nationally published journalist and songwriter. His first novel, THE DISCARDED ONES: A NOVEL BASED ON A TRUE STORY was hailed by Psychology Today magazine as “an important book” and “a riveting read”. James is also legally blind.
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The first chapter is set in 239 AD Ireland involving a King but the conflict involved was confusing. At first it was about a village not having any water because the river ran dry because of an evil sorcerer, then later in the chapter it described a solider being neck deep in river water, what? That's just one example. Long story short I felt I was reading a story written by a elementary school kid rather than a novel, sadly.
The world building (in a loose term) was interesting. It was dark, but nothing frightening. The characters were not two dimensional. There were parts with action, some that I felt dragged on a bit. It's a bit predictable, but I still read through it to find out the ending.
I don't know. Maybe it's just that I expected more that led me to rating this 3 stars. It's interesting enough to keep your attention and make you wonder. But for a title like Gods of The Nowhere--let's just say, it wasn't on the level of epicness I expected.
Do I recommend it? If you're looking for a quick, holiday-themed read, yes. It's enough to get you into the spirit, and for some parts at least, I was entertained. However, if you're looking for a story equivalent to the effect its title gives you, this may not be the right book for you. There's action, but not enough to make you go, "That was amazing!" (It's not going to be as magical as you think it may be.)
Overall, quick, curious read=yes. Expecting a lot (as a Halloween lover)? Probably not.
I like how the book blends ancient and modern times along with a cultural blend between Mayan/Mexican culture with Celtic culture. This blend was shaped in the book by catholic references.
I enjoyed the two main characters in the story and how they change as people through their wild and crazy journey.
I was not dissaponted for I thought it was a creepy trip. Not for kids.