Welcome to Night Vale

Welcome to Night Vale

From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves...no matter where we live.

Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge.

Nineteen-year-old Night Vale pawn shop owner Jackie Fierro is given a paper marked "King City" by a mysterious man in a tan jacket holding a deer skin suitcase. Everything about him and his paper unsettles her, especially the fact that she can't seem to get the paper to leave her hand, and that no one who meets this man can remember anything about him. Jackie is determined to uncover the mystery of King City and the man in the tan jacket before she herself unravels.

Night Vale PTA treasurer Diane Crayton's son, Josh, is moody and also a shape shifter. And lately Diane's started to see her son's father everywhere she goes, looking the same as the day he left years earlier, when they were both teenagers. Josh, looking different every time Diane sees him, shows a stronger and stronger interest in his estranged father, leading to a disaster Diane can see coming, even as she is helpless to prevent it.

Diane's search to reconnect with her son and Jackie's search for her former routine life collide as they find themselves coming back to two words: "King City". It is King City that holds the key to both of their mysteries, and their futures...if they can ever find it.

Title:Welcome to Night Vale
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062351425
Format Type:

    Welcome to Night Vale Reviews

  • Patrick

    Here's the short version: This book is a marvel and a wonder. You should try it. Here's the medium version: Seriously. Try it. It might be a little outside your usual reading habits, but it's not thic...

  • Darth J

    DNF @ page 187Weirdness, with a side of monotonyLet me start off by saying: NO, I did not listen to the podcast first, and NO, I have no interest in them. So please stop telling me I "have to hear it ...

  • isabelle

    Dear God, thank you. You too, Glow Cloud. ...

  • Will Byrnes

    I will be writing, have been writing, or have already written (depending on when you see this. Time is strange here on GR) a review of Welcome to Night Vale. But until/when/after I do (or until you re...

  • Kitty

    I know, I know, a two star rating for THE Welcome to Night Vale novel.Oh the humanity.And before we begin, yes, I actually DO have the book. This isn't just some attempt on my part to spit on dreams a...

  • Lin

    All right, I'm going to be honest.It's not actually that good?It pains me to say it, you know? I love the podcast oodles, I attended the live show, which was amazing. I was very excited to get my hand...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    I have no idea what I just read but I want the book! 😂🤣Happy Reading! Mel 🖤🐺🐾🎃👻...

  • Melki

    Who am I kidding . . .Unless this turns out to be a manual on how to abuse puppies and small children, OF COURSE I'm going to give it five stars!More to come in October. Update: 10/20, 4:45 pmWhen my ...

  • Sean Barrs

    What the fuck just happened? This book is a whole lot of things; it is weird and completely perplexing; it is hilarious and confusing; it is cynical and brilliant. But, most importantly, it is impossi...

  • Cyna

    Oh my god, I’d been looking forward to this release all season you guys. I thought FOR SURE this would be a slam dunk, NO WAY the Welcome to Night Vale novel would be anything but satisfactory. A GR...