Tuesday, April 8, 2014
A Book and a Chat with Nicole Cushing
At that time I did a show jumping from one of these blogs to another sharing with the listeners various “next big things” I found. Since that show I have shared shows with many of those authors whose blogs I stopped at.
Nicole’s “next big thing” is her stunning debut novella “Children of No One”.
When you read reviews that describe the book as… “Sadism, nihilism, poverty, wealth, screams, whimpers, sanity and madness collide in Nowhere, Indiana.” You know it is something different.
While a dark novel with many characters that one would normally just despise and in fact cringe at in many places it is written in such a way that you can’t but keep turning the page. The characters are so well described you can from the words immediately picture them in your mind’s eye.
Now Nicole brings us a brand new book in the form of “I Am the New God”. The book takes the reader on a tour through a couple disturbed minds that tends to warp reality. it is a fairly brutal novella that is shocking not only for its graphic nature at times but also for its unfiltered look at what shapes reality and religion. Nicole is not afraid to shock the reader and she pulls no punches in telling the story.
As with “Children of No One,” there are times in which the book is shocking and disturbing and there are no apologies for this. The novella is a very dark and frightening look at religion and how it can shape the world even if it is not in the way that is easily recognizable. This story delves to the darkest depths of the human psyche and illustrates the fine line between creation and cruelty.
About "I Am the New God" : (Taken from examiner.com)
Gregory Bryce has finally achieved a small level of freedom. Due to his mental and emotional problems, he had always been sheltered by his parents as they sought to keep him safe from the world. Now that he is in college, he is on his own for the first time and experiencing a lot of new things. Everything seemed to be going well for Greg. That all changed when he received the first letter.
The letter is from a hierophant who believes the Gregory is destined to become a god or a devil. It is up to the hierophant to guide Greg on his road to godhood. The hierophant, a fallen minister, has received the seven steps to godhood from John the Baptist and feels that it is his destiny to lead Greg to godhood. As the process begins, however, the hierophant becomes convinced that there is little difference between a god and a devil and he is afraid that Greg could go astray. Greg sets out on the path that the letters set forth and begins a slide into his destiny. The outcome of this journey is very uncertain.
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