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Patrick de Moss ✓ 5 characters characters Kings of Nowhere ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free In this collection of darkly magical short stories Patrick de Moss grounds speculative fantasy in a psychological complex world and does so to stunning effect In The Sweet Shepherd a man incapable of dying and living in Connecticut hires a chauffeur and comes in close contact with the unmitigated sorrow of loss In Like Clockwork a lonely accountant discovers a man of bronze and brings him back to life only to see the pain he carries with him from her act of kindne. Kings of Nowhere is a series of short stories which at first glance are completely independent of one another and are written in a variety of formats some read like screenplays some are in first person others are in third person and still others are from several points of view They take place in different locations across Canada and the US and some stories even stretch back over one hundred years With so many different stories a summary would be cumbersome Instead I d like to tell you why I think this is a fantastic book and why I think Patrick de Moss is one heck of a writer I like books that make me happy I m a glass half full kind of girl I ll read stories that deal with tough subject matter but I m always going to lean toward the ones that deliver a clear positive message I haven t cracked open a book of short stories since high school over twenty years ago I like concrete and realistic not abstract shifting realities And I rarely ever read books that are described as dark or haunting This book is not a happy book in general It s not realistic and it is certainly dark and haunting I tell you all that to make my point that Mr de Moss is a phenomenal writer because I could not put this book down Even after reading it I d still say it s not the kind of book I like to read yet I loved it He has a very distinct writing style that draws you in and makes you want to keep turning pages His characters are incredibly well developed especially when you consider the short story format I m actually still stunned at how much I enjoyed reading this book that is chock full of some of the strangest characters you ve ever met in fiction There are those who talk with ghosts others who see unicorns and communicate with the wind One man can t die while another is made of bronze yet has the capacity to love There are mythical creatures and psychotic episodes Demons Angels And a whole lot of normal screwed up folks And yet there are beautiful intriguing moments of love and friendship Sacrifice and salvation Most of the time it s pretty hard to figure out what is real and what is imagined Yet I found myself believing that anything could be real within the pages of this book I was both delighted and horrified while reading and as I said before I couldn t put it down The only thing I found difficult to understand was the inclusion of the first story It s a very interesting one But the reason I mention it is that it doesn t seem to fit with the rest of the stories While at first glance they all seem to stand alone after a few of them a theme emerges and some of the same characters show up repeatedly in different stories This is part of the magic of the book which made me keep reading Yet the first story as far as I could see was the only one that had no relationship with any of the others It s not anything that made me dislike the book but I did find it odd when I looked back at itSo to sum up this is a strange dark haunting yet sometimes sweet book with writing that is so good I m gladly giving it five stars If you want to read a book that s like nothing you ve ever read and is written by an incredibly skilled story teller Kings of Nowhere should be next on your reading list A Millionaire for Cinderella In Love with the Boss #1 years With so many different stories a summary would be cumbersome Instead I d like to tell Tame A Wild Stallion The Stallions #2 you why I think this is a fantastic book and why I think Patrick de Moss is one heck of a writer I like books that make me happy I m a glass half full kind of girl I ll read stories that deal with tough subject matter but I m always going to lean toward the ones that deliver a clear positive message I haven t cracked open a book of short stories since high school over twenty Daddy By Choice Harleuin American Romance Series years ago I like concrete and realistic not abstract shifting realities And I rarely ever read books that are described as dark or haunting This book is not a happy book in general It s not realistic and it is certainly dark and haunting I tell Stealing Kisses you all that to make my point that Mr de Moss is a phenomenal writer because I could not put this book down Even after reading it I d still say it s not the kind of book I like to read One Breathless NightInsatiable yet I loved it He has a very distinct writing style that draws Old Flame New Sparks Harleuin Nascar you in and makes Lone Star Baby Bombshell you want to keep turning pages His characters are incredibly well developed especially when Lullabies and Lies you consider the short story format I m actually still stunned at how much I enjoyed reading this book that is chock full of some of the strangest characters A Night to Remember yet has the capacity to love There are mythical creatures and psychotic episodes Demons Angels And a whole lot of normal screwed up folks And On Fire yet sometimes sweet book with writing that is so good I m gladly giving it five stars If The Doctor 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Patrick de Moss ✓ 5 characters characters Kings of Nowhere ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Though broken whole His stories delve deeply into the very nature of what it means to try to be human exploring our fears triumphs tragedies and the heartache that comes along with the reality and our perceptions of reality of the gulf that exists between another and ourselves As thought provoking as it is arresting Kings of Nowhere is a transformative collection keenly aware of the pulse of life and the desire within us all for a place to feel needed and welcome. I m not typically one for anthologies so this came as a pleasant surpriseKings of Nowhere carries a steady pace throughout most of the book Although there were times when it dragged in both the writing and flow The pace of the writing occasionally lagged in for example an action scene Even so this was minor and didn t show up much The writing in particular is great Descriptive without getting too flowery and highly imaginative One thing to note is that each of these stories takes place from a different character s point of view With many authors their characters may tend to sound alike if not completely similar Here however each character has their own uniue voice in addition to being well developedThe only other drawback is that sometimes it wasn t clear what was going on in the plot I know these stories are intended to have an air of mystery about them and while most of the time I enjoyed that I did want to know at some point which story was true and which wasn t This might sound cryptic but I don t want to spoil anything You ll just have to read the book for yourselfOverall Kings of Nowhere is an intriguing enjoyable read earning a 4 out of 5 Intensive Care yourselfOverall Kings of Nowhere is an intriguing enjoyable read earning a 4 out of 5

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Patrick de Moss ✓ 5 characters characters Kings of Nowhere ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ss In A Strange Boy Nicholas must decide the fate of a childhood friend a moment that may in many ways save or end his own life In each case de Moss hones in on the small victories and losses of ordinary people trying to survive in a world that only rarely needs them Reminiscent of the spirit of Charles de Lint and Guillermo Del Toro's Pan's Labryinth de Moss' debut is a meditation on isolation as the stories weave together to create a vivid tapestry and a unified. This is a haunting collection of short stories that interweave with one another definitely not the usual genre of choice in which I indulge However I am glad to have come across it The characters are very memorable distinguishable from one short story to another Every character within every story seemed rather developed given the short story format and how little time the author had to paint each oneStories were captivating from the opening to the closing of each story I wanted to find out what happened on the very next pageThe pace and structure was a fresh breath of air The story structure in Possession for example utilized photographs and flashback of fractured memories for the protagonist to piece together The pacing of The Sweet Shepherd kept me motivated to the very end wanting to know about the mysterious employer The author sure knew how to keep the stories suspensefulThe language was at times poetic especially when merging fantasy eg unicorn and reality or going back and forth between them such as in the story A Strange Boy A very creative use of the short story genre appeared in screenplay format in The Firesale As far as narrative voice I enjoyed the journey into each character s heads in every story So distinct Another plus is that the point of view was consistent throughout each story which made it easy to stick to it to the very end of each storyThe dialogue stood out especially in the Louisiana setting in Dizzy Miss Kitty and in Like Clockwork Settings were concise yet descriptiveThemes were generally carried out in each story very well very finely craftedAlthough short story is definitely not a genre I typically read I would recommend this collection

  • Paperback
  • 478
  • Kings of Nowhere
  • Patrick de Moss
  • English
  • 10 June 2019
  • 9781492101789