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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 o

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Kings of Nowhere

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 to

CHARACTERS Kings of Nowhere

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 a


6 thoughts on “Kings of Nowhere

  1. says:

    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 man

  2. says:

    This is a haunting collection of short stories that interweave with one another definitely not the usual genre of choice in which I indulge Howe

  3. says:

    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 On

  4. says:

    Patrick de Moss delivers a stunning piece of work that reinforced my belief in the short story as the premier vehicle for t

  5. says:

    As a reader I am always looking for something than just entertainment Each time I open a new book part of me is chasing the magic I felt the first time I entered a wardrobe and pushed past coats to the snowy world of Narnia or the elation that rushed over me as I climbed the Faraway Tree While many books I read do an excellent job of entertaining very few manage to capture the magic I experienced as a child E

  6. says:

    Compelling with Excellent Use of POVThis is a fantastic book At first glance it appears to be a collection of short stories While it's true that every story stands alone the real magic of this book is that each story builds into a cohesive whole The final story is really a novella allowing the reader to see how the previous characters and situations feed into a compelling climax There are a few issues in the Kindle ve

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