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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.
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'.
Monsters lurk in the ruins of San Francisco's past, striking out at night to hunt for those who won't be missed in order to sake their blood thirst. Homicide detective Bryan Clauser is drawn to this dark secret by a crop of serial murders that bear chilling resemblance to his own twisted dreams. With his partner, Pookie Chang by his side, Bryan must uncover the mystery of Marie's Children and the shadowy vigilante known as Savior who kills the killers with supernatural strength.
I was pumped to read NOCTURNAL, a whopping 500+ page urban fantasy police procedural from the notably twisted mind of Scott Sigler. Having recently read Sigler's INFECTED, I expected no small amount of depravity and gore. INFECTED was a rough novel in many regards but it showed a certain potential that I was keen to see develop. NOCTURNAL being Sigler's latest piece of fiction, displays many of the ways his writing has improved over the ensuing years. The pacing is much more steady and deliberate this time around. I wouldn't jump to call this book a slow burner but much more time is spent getting the ducks in a row. The characters, by and large, are infinitely more likable and believable as well. And yet despite this progression NOCTURNAL still seems to be the lesser novel.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
Very good writing skills but the book could stand some editing. It is very long and wanders a bit. Should have been a two or three book series and a little better organized. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This book is freaky good. weird in that, "did I just read that", way. Very well written. A great page turner. Spring for audible; you will not regret it.Published 1 month ago by EJC
This is the first Monster book I have read. So, it is difficult to give it a rating because I don't know what I am comparing it to. But... Read morePublished 2 months ago by pscs
A story that kept me interested every step of the way. The characters were well developed and the dialog was brillant. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Maureen P
Not my cup of tea. I like Sci-fi, but this didn't do it for me. Homeless looking and smelly? Narration was fine.Published 2 months ago by Unknown