FIRES is a novel by Nick Antosca about three young people locked in a violent sex triangle. well, sort of. It’s also about a boy trapped in a basement for eight years, but at the same time, it also has deer running through a ghost neighborhood. Oh, and there are no quotation marks, for like, when the characters talk and stuff. But this isn’t a problem You may not fall in love with: Dan, his parents, Ruth, James, George, Jeffrey or even Zach but that’s not the point. Each character is beautifully flawed and Antosca is a master when it comes to allegorical depiction and metaphorical representation. Pay close attention to the dialogue and imagery. Antosca’s very good with his words and every word in this novel counts.
Having just finished Fires, the debut novel by 23-year-old Nick Antosca in two short sittings, I now know that it is possible to be strangled without realizing. A difficult proposal, obviously: how could you ever not notice the hands around your neck? Fires procures this unexpected, plodding feeling via well-trimmed, thoughtful prose, storytelling that lets the words work more in the cortex than directly on the page. I found myself drawn through the first half of Fires without understanding what it was that kept me going. The book’s second primary setting is so well rendered that it stings - Danfield returns to his hometown set ablaze, eaten up by unbridled fires almost Saundersian in their apt handling, though without the drawl of satire. As the title implies, the flames seem to burn up on the page even when not mentioned.
Nick Antosca (born January 23, 1983) is an American novelist, screenwriter and producer. His novels include Fires (2006), Midnight Picnic (2009), and The Girlfriend Game (2013) He also co-created and showran the Hulu true crime anthology series, The Act (2019). Antosca was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Yale University in 2005.
Nick Antosca's Midnight Picnic is a thrilling follow-up to his contemplative debut, Fires. His imagination makes an astonishing show in this macabre, bizarre and witty story of ghosts and revenge. Impossible to put down until the extremely satisfying end, Midnight Picnic conjures up the mounting tension of the finest Bradbury story. After thoroughly enjoying Fires, reading Antosca’s second book seemed like a natural thing to do. Midnight Picnic is every bit as expertly executed as Fires, and it similarly straddles the line between highbrow art and a labor of love (in other words, its depth is earned and its story is engaging for virtually any reader, but it's also an example of superb technical craft). This is a story to get your mind going-if you've ever wanted to know what it might feel like to really be haunted for real, take Midnight Picnic with you to the top floor of a Gothic library somewhere.
Fires : a novel Nick Antosca. Library of Congress Control Number: 2010277143. International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 0977669327 (pb. International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 9780977669325. C) 2017-2018 All rights are reserved by their owners. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Fires : a novel, Nick Antosca.
Nick Antosca is the author of the novels Midnight Picnic and Fires. He was born in New Orleans and currently lives in Los Angeles. His blog is Brothercyst. Fires is a striking work reminiscent of James Salter (A Sport and a Pastime) in its combination of a cool unforgiving eye and a hot intensity of feeling and sensual immediacy. John Crowley, author of Little, Big. Fires is fantastic
com Product Description (ISBN 0977669327, Paperback). Deer running through a ghost neighborhood. A boy trapped in a basement for eight years. Three young people locked in a violent sex triangle. Already caught between the ambition and alienation of life at an Ivy League school, Jon Danfield must come face to face with a revelation about his small-town past. Nick Antosca is a LibraryThing Author, an author who lists their personal library on LibraryThing. profile page author page.
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An eerie story about the nature of death and the self, Midnight Picnic inhabits an American landscape made strange and unfamiliar. From the author of the cult novel Fires, Midnight Picnic is a haunting and disturbing experience.