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Children of No One - Nicole Cushing
Children of No One
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Sadism, nihilism, poverty, wealth, screams, whimpers, sanity and madness collide in Nowhere, IndianaFor Thomas Krieg, Nowhere is a miles-long, pitch-black underground maze in which he's imprisoned dozens of boys for the past ten years—all in the name of art.For two brothers, Nowhere is the only... show more
Sadism, nihilism, poverty, wealth, screams, whimpers, sanity and madness collide in Nowhere, IndianaFor Thomas Krieg, Nowhere is a miles-long, pitch-black underground maze in which he's imprisoned dozens of boys for the past ten years—all in the name of art.For two brothers, Nowhere is the only place they clearly remember living. A world unto itself, in which they must stay alert to stay alive. A world from which the only escape is death.But for an English occultist known only as Mr. No One, Nowhere is much more...and much less: the perfect place in which to perform a ritual to unleash the grandest of eldritch deities, the God of Nothingness, the Great Dark Mouth.---P R A I S E ---"It has been years since I've read a novella as mesmerizing, disturbing, and unique as this.  The supernatural, psychological, and emotional elements are so tightly intertwined that you never really know where reality begins and the dark elements begin."—Bram Stoker Award-winner Gary A. Braunbeck, author of In Silent Graves, To Each Their Darkness, and A Cracked and Broken Path"Nicole Cushing has a bright future as a writer, because she has a story teller's command of incident and language.  CHILDREN OF NO ONE is an imaginative tour de force, utterly strange and compelling, beautifully told.  Brilliant!" —W. H. Pugmire"Performance art mutates into live torture porn into ceremonial magick of nihilism. An incredibly imaginative and excellently penned tale." —Mallory Heart Reviews"Cushing’s prose is brisk and a pleasure to read…This is a dark, brilliantly imagined story, and it’s one hell of a debut novella."—Dan Reilly, Horror World“The confidence and expertise so blatantly evident in Nicole Cushing’s writing is astonishing. To make the reader wonder just how a particular work could have been conceived is the height of artistry. And Children of No One instills this wonder indeed. At the same time, it presents art as a vehicle for the grossest inhumanity, something that both hypnotizes and appalls. Ultimately, however, the source of the story’s dread is life itself, as the author explicitly announces late in the narrative, too late for those who by force or fancy must play its awful game.”—Thomas Ligotti"Children of No One is a wonderfully dark blend of psychological and cosmic horror. Inventive, surreal, and bleak as hell. With this novella, Nicole Cushing joins the ranks of must-read horror authors, and I can't wait to see what twisted turns her imagination takes next." —Tim Waggoner, author Like Death and The Harmony Society."Nicole Cushing has given us a debut novella that is far beyond what a debut should be…If you read one debut this year, this should be the one you read."—Peter Schwotzer, Literary Mayhem"This is an excellent mix of psychological and cosmic horror…a fantastic new take on the genre."—Jim McLeod, Ginger Nuts of Horror
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00BTKNEOO
Publisher: DarkFuse
Pages no: 55
Edition language: English
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Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
5.0 Children of No One by Nicole Cushing
When this arrived in my email from the Darkfuse Kindle Club, I was excited because I loved the cover. Then I thought I would just crack it open and read the first few sentences. Yeah, right-an hour or so later, I was done! This was a dark tale set in Nowhere, Indiana. A rich, twisted man (Mr. McPh...
Chris' Eclectic Book Reviews
Chris' Eclectic Book Reviews rated it
4.0 Children of No One
The only other work that I have read by this author is Cushings' "The Truth, as Told by a Bottle of Liquid Morphine" which was a painfully realistic story about flawed yet completely believable characters. I really enjoyed that story and was surprised at how different this novella was.This novel is...
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it
4.0 Children of No One
Laird Barrony sort of thing that was pretty good. Nice, as in thoughtful, poignant, and somewhat enigmatic, ending. Not sure what the word count criteria for a novella is but I finished this in like 30 minutes and it seemed more like a short story. Good nonetheless, but I did pay $2.99 for what p...
Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it
4.0 Children of No One
What is art without an audience – nothing? Or is nothingness the objective? Welcome to Nowhere, Indiana. A demented artist creates a deadly labyrinth of darkness where he imprisions children all in the name of his “art”. A rich and eccentric art connoisseur wants desperately to be the first one to s...
darkfictionreviews
darkfictionreviews rated it
4.0 Children of No One
Children of No One is a great piece of weird literature. The problem for me, however, is that I felt that there should have been more, that this story could have been expanded upon a bit more. More importantly, I would have liked to have known the characters more.But that's a really bitchy thing to ...
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