and I am finally getting around to finishing this post. I don't want to skimp on my blogging, but this post is going to be shorter.
It Devours! is the new novel by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. It is set in the fictional town of Night Vale, but featured a whole slew of new characters and a certain scientist with fabulous hair. The story centers on the scientist Nilanjana Sikdar and faith in science and the love of a member of the Joyful Congregation of the Smiling God, Darryl.
The Smiling God is going to be descending on Night Vale and Nilanjana and Darryl have to figure out how to stop it and prevent Night Vale from being devoured.
The best part of It Devours! is that you don't have to be caught up on the 100+ episodes of Welcome to Night Vale to be able to rad the book, actually both of the Night Vale novels are stand alone stories. So, new visitors to the little desert community off of Route 800 can still visit and enjoy all the Night Vale has to offer: the Ralph's, Radon Canyon, the Barista District, John Peters--you know the farmer's farm, the Dog Park, the Great Browstone Spire, andNight Vale Community Radio just to name a few.
A highly entertaining read, and I recommend it if you are looking for something a little different to sink your rotating teeth into and devour wholly.
Behind the Smiling God
A battle between one smiling god and science;
an above average scientist
looking for meaning in between--
what is facts and what is faith.
An above average scientist
studying the mysteries of the world;
what is facts and what is faith,
how the church of the Smiling God became?
Studying the mysteries of the world,
or how time really works in Night Vale or
how the church of the Smiling God became
when Night Vale needs no church.
Or how time really works in Night Vale or
how to make a decent peanut butter and pickle sandwich,
when Night Vale needs no church,
because up until this point it didn't.
How to make a decent peanut butter and pickle sandwich
is one of Carlos' many secrets,
because up to that point it didn't
need to be a thing, except for Cecil.
Is one of Carlos' many secrets
looking for meaning in between,
need to be a thing, except for Cecil;
a battle between one smiling god and science.