30 Oct There’s nothing at the center of Kathe Koja’s novel The Cipher. Cipher. A vaguely-defined, but ominous figure shows up in the Funhole video. Kathe Koja (born ) is an American writer. She was initially known for her intense Koja’s first novel, The Cipher, was originally entitled The Funhole. 13 May I still don’t think there’s been anything in horror quite like Kathe Koja’s debut novel, The Cipher (Feb , Dell/Abyss). These days she writes.

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It got nominated kpja a Philip K. The prevailing moral philosophy of Aquinas and Dante denied any reality to evil. Receive notification by email when a new comment is added.

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Maybe a foot in diameter, maybe a little more. Something Wicked This Way Comes. This isn’t a plot-heavy novel. As you approach the epitome of evil, its essential passivity turns into its sole defining trait.

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My one goal with this review is to make more people read this book. At this juncture in the novel—some seventy pages into The Cipher— Koja shifts gears. Would you like us to take another look at this review?

How to write a great review. But it was the Funhole itself that locked me in place, unable to put my Kindle down until the final words.

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Their futures are doomed from the getgo. Michigan State University Libraries.

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You’ve successfully reported this review. The plot is bizarre. Horror fans, this is for you. Ratings and Reviews 2 10 star ratings 2 reviews. It was a read you definitely had to be committed to, but the idea really intrigued me so maybe I’ll have to check out Cipher too. She creates immersive performance events, solo and with a collaborative ensemble of artists, dancers, and kojq. BungleGrind Would really like to hear you elaborate on this.

December 4, – December 18, I was never bored. Reading The Cipher was like going through surgery.

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Apr 11, Charles Dee Mitchell rated it really liked it Shelves: Klja it is, I’m a few decades late to the party, but The Cipher has lost none of its power. Now from down the hall, the black hole calls out to Nicholas every day and every night. The Bastard “Art” of Horror Only Nicholas and his cantankerous sometime- girlfriend Nakota are aware of this apparent warp in the space-time continuum, ,oja they aren’t telling anyone what they have found.

The Cipher is a horror novel, but also a novel of human frailty like Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting, and also a mystery that reminded me strongly of Murakami’s Dance Dance Dance.

Tales Malzberg, Barry N. Hum, from Kathe Koja’s site this intriguing thing: And after transformation — what? They are like kids, grown up, drunk kids who live in squalid circumstances, but kids who think the hole in the backyard might go to China. I’m not sure I really understand what is going to become of Nicholas, but he sure has an interesting way of showing his undying devotion for worthless Nakota.


I think I just had a hard time connecting with the narrator and his life. I found this a little bit difficult to read, though I made fairly fast progress with it anyway. She creates immersive performance events, sol Kathe Koja is a novelist, playwright, director and independent producer. The Cabin at the End of the World. This one is just a fun mess, from start to finish. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points!

Nakota, who saw it first: Track down a copy if you’re looking for weird, challenging, unique horror that owes nothing to the boring bestsellers of its day! Her work crosses and combines and plays with genres, from YA to contemporary to historical to horror. The Library at Mount Char. It’s one of the best horror novels I’ve ever read. But even stranger is how compelling it is ciphr the simple plot.