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The Cipher - Kathe Koja
The Cipher
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A hole of living black... A promise of revelation... A journey into the eye of darkness... THE CIPHER: Nicholas is a would-be poet and video-clerk with a weeping hole in his hand--weeping not blood, but a plasma of tears... "IT WANTS ME, NAKOTA. IT WANTS ME." It began with Nakota and her crooked... show more
A hole of living black... A promise of revelation... A journey into the eye of darkness... THE CIPHER: Nicholas is a would-be poet and video-clerk with a weeping hole in his hand--weeping not blood, but a plasma of tears... "IT WANTS ME, NAKOTA. IT WANTS ME." It began with Nakota and her crooked grin. She had to see the dark hole in the storage room down the hall. She had to make love to Nicholas beside it, and stare into its secretive, promising depths. Then Nakota began her experiments: First, she put an insect into the hole. Then a mouse... "REACH IN, NICHOLAS. REACH IN..." Now from down the hall, the black hole calls out to Nicholas every day and every night. And he will go to it. Because it has already seared his flesh, infected his soul, and started him on a journey of obsession--through its soothing, blank darkness into the blinding core of terror...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780440207825 (0440207827)
Publisher: Dell
Pages no: 356
Edition language: English
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Book Which I Have Done Read Them
Book Which I Have Done Read Them rated it
1.0 The Cipher
I came across this book on a few "best horror" book lists. If this is one of the best I'd hate to read the worst.The actual premise of the book could have been a good short story with a better author.
Gregor Xane
Gregor Xane rated it
3.5 Don't think I don't see you coveting my Funhole!
But what did it all mean? If you don't like reading books where that's the question you're left with after turning the final page, this might not be the thing for you. This book is like a Rorschach splatter, and I'm not telling you what I think it all meant to me. I'd be embarrassed, I think, to e...
thomcat
thomcat rated it
Between the stream-of-consciousness narration, the unlikeable characters and the inevitable ending that took forever to arrive, I just didn't like this book. The plot is this: Nicholas, a video store clerk finds a mysterious hole in an abandoned storage room. He shows it to Nakota, who wants to expl...
Book Sand Worm
Book Sand Worm rated it
5.0 The Cipher
The Basics Nicholas and Nakota have found a hole in the storage room of Nicholas’s apartment building. It’s far from normal, holds some mysterious power, and compels them to play with fire again and again. Unluckily for Nicholas, Nakota is just the sort of person that could become entirely obsesse...
coffee & ink
coffee & ink rated it
Now available in ebook to freak out new generations of readers. I love Koja's edgy verb-dominated prose, the sentence fragments of fragmented perception; her self-destructive characters sometimes lose me.
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