The Idea of North

The Idea of North When piano prodigy Dalton Beaufort plays his music people die Devastation is all that remains as storms of unprecedented size rage across the country side An elite group of Storm Trackers catch on c

  • Title: The Idea of North
  • Author: Alex Kimmell
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • When piano prodigy, Dalton Beaufort, plays his music people die Devastation is all that remains as storms of unprecedented size rage across the country side An elite group of Storm Trackers catch on camera a strange shape at the base of the largest tornado ever recorded Uncanny haunted melodies play upon the gales as whirlwinds churn and blow the world away Dalton mustWhen piano prodigy, Dalton Beaufort, plays his music people die Devastation is all that remains as storms of unprecedented size rage across the country side An elite group of Storm Trackers catch on camera a strange shape at the base of the largest tornado ever recorded Uncanny haunted melodies play upon the gales as whirlwinds churn and blow the world away Dalton must do everything in his power to discover what links him to the mysterious tempests, and avoid traveling along the path of a grim family tradition After all, death and music run in the family.

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    1. Alex Kimmell's writing lures you in with its hypnotic style. This is literary horror. It is structured like a symphony. Poetic, haunting "North" is dark and often grisly, following several characters whose lives intersect in fateful ways. I loved "The Key to Everything," and its sort of mysterious connections felt a little more organic than those in "North," I suppose because they all tied to the house and book. Here the characters are connected by the wind, and the somewhat enigmatic personific [...]

    2. "It is a horror story with a difference. What I would probably call the thinking man’s horror story. It’s more literary than most horror stories I have read. You know what though? I loved that. It was like I was reading a grown-up’s horror book and wasn’t supposed to understand the lovely words and the way they were put together. I did though and I thought they were wonderfully put together."See here for the full review:the Idea of North

    3. Alex Kimmell’s ‘The Idea of North’ bristles with cogent imagery, each layer of the book’s formidable onion peeling away to reveal new connections, new partitions, new ways of looking at the world.Set in a universe that is easily like our own, Kimmell's is clearly not our own. Without cheekiness, the novel presents perfectly mathematical arguments to support all that is horrific and scary, plus all that is beautiful and perfect. The relationships between characters are like the relationsh [...]

    4. Other reviews seem quite complimentary which makes me wonder if I am missing something, because I spent a fair chunk of this novel not knowing what was going on. The writing is lyrical and descriptive, but the story itself seemed poorly plotted and edited. Much of this could have been forgiven if the various story arcs were sufficiently wrapped up, but even after finishing I still don't understand what happened - and not in a good way. Stylistically this is a hodge-podge of supernatural, horror [...]

    5. This was a very different style of book for me to read . At times it was hard for me to follow i didn't quite understand everything in the beginning but as it progresses it gets better . To me it was kind of like a story you would tell at a sleepover or a campfire .Wasn't my cup of tea but wasn't bad either .

    6. Fantastic. Kimmell keeps getting better and better at his craft. If you're a horror fan and haven't read him yet, what the hell are you waiting for?

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