by Peter Clines
Wow! This is one hell of a fine book. You meet Nate. He needs a new place to live. He finds an apartment. He meets some of the neighbors. Simple story, slow even pace, then it starts to get a little strange. The pace speeds up a bit. More neighbors become friends, they talk and compare notes, weirdness, different things. ….. And that is all I can say. You need to read this book, or better yet listen to the audiobook, so that it can sneak up on you and get you before you know it.
Mr. Clines can spin a yarn! This is a perfectly paced novel. I give this 5 stars out of 5, and 2 Big Thumbs Up! I loved it. The narrator also gets 5 stars.
I received this book for free from NetGalley.com. But then I bought it from Audible.
Publication Date: May 7, 2012
Chosen by Audible.com as the best sci-fi novel of 2012!
Padlocked doors. Strange light fixtures. Mutant cockroaches.
There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment.
Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much.
At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.
Because every room in this old Los Angeles brownstone has a mystery or two. Mysteries that stretch back over a hundred years. Some of them are in plain sight. Some are behind locked doors. And all together these mysteries could mean the end of Nate and his friends.
Or the end of everything…
Paperback: 370 pages
Publisher: Permuted Press (May 7, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
About the Author
Peter Clines grew up in the Stephen King fallout zone of Maine and–inspired by comic books, Star Wars, and Saturday morning cartoons–started writing at the age of eight with his first epic novel, LIZARD MEN FROM THE CENTER OF THE EARTH.
He made his first writing sale at age seventeen to a local newspaper, and at the age of nineteen he completed his quadruple-PhD studies in English literature, archaeology, quantum physics, and interpretive dance. In 2008, while surfing Hawaii’s Keauwaula Beach, he thought up a viable way to maintain cold fusion that would also solve world hunger, but forgot all about it when he ran into actress Yvonne Strahvorski back on the beach and she offered to buy him a drink. He was the inspiration for both the epic poem “Beowulf” and the motion picture -Raiders of the Lost Ark-, and is single-handedly responsible for repelling the Martian Invasion of 1938 that occurred in Grovers Mills, New Jersey. Eleven sonnets he wrote to impress a girl in high school were all later found and attributed to Shakespeare. He is the author of numerous short stories, EX-HEROES, EX-PATRIOTS, –14–, THE EERIE ADVENTURES OF THE LYCANTHROPE ROBINSON CRUSOE, and an as-yet-undiscovered Dead Sea Scroll.
There is compelling evidence that he is, in fact, the Lindbergh baby.
The book description is from Amazon. 14 [Paperback]