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Old 01 November 2015, 04:32 PM
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I recently finished reading Welcome to Night Vale, the novel based on the podcast of the same name and written by its creators. It's centered around a few 'side' characters who have only been mentioned once or twice, but also solves a long-running mystery from the central narrative of the podcast itself. I think I would have liked it much better as a standalone story. The plot is interesting, if hard to describe, and it gets the inherent weirdness of Night Vale mostly right (when reviewers say they want to live there, you know they've downplayed the horror too much), but it's sorely lacking without the cadence of Cecil's voice carrying the narrative. And I didn't think it was possible, but apparently you can overplay Cecil's adoration of Carlos.

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